Are there two Detroits? A new report says yes, but... Detroit Future City | January 23, 2023
In this article, Joel Kurth from Bridge Michigan a new report from the Urban Institute, that speaks to so-called mission lending – non-traditional financing – played a little-noticed role in Detroit’s recovery, and mentions DFC’s “139 Square Miles” report. Click here to read more.
Why a ‘legally complicated’ tax change could benefit Detroiters Detroit Future City | January 13, 2023
In this article, Malachi Barrett from Bridge Detroit speaks to Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is backing an effort to reform the city’s property tax structure to reduce the burden on homeowners. The article shares DFC’s CEO, Anika Goss, response to the importance of having tools available. “Less than 15 years ago, not only did we have […]
Detroit considering tax change, Duggan says Detroit Future City | January 10, 2023
In this Crain’s Detroit Business article, Arielle Kass speaks to Detroit looking into ways to change its tax structure to incentivize development. DFC’s CEO, Anika Goss, shares how her thoughts in the article. Click her to learn more.
Detroit's jobless drops below 7% for first time since 2000; experts urge caution Detroit Future City | January 5, 2023
In this article, Sarah Rahal with The Detroit News speaks to Detroit’s unemployment rate that has fallen, according to recently released November figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ashley Williams Clark, director of the Center for Equity, Engagement and Research at the nonprofit DFC shared her thought on the decrease in unemployment, which […]
Community leaders, residents working every day to improve Detroit neighborhoods Detroit Future City | December 28, 2022
WWJ has been partnering with ARISE Detroit to tell listeners about the good things happening in Detroit as well as looking ahead to next year and finding out what the future holds. Detroit Future City’s Shari Williams joined ARISE Detroit on WWJ to discuss what community leaders are doing to improve the lives of Detroiters. […]
Detroit mortgage guide: What to know Detroit Future City | November 29, 2022
In this article, Malachi Barrett from Bridge Detroit shares the newly release mortgage and homeownership guides, “A Detroit Homebuyer’s Guide to Overcoming Mortgage Application Obstacles” and “Detroit Mortgage Catalog.” The guides focus on navigating obstacles in the mortgage process and a catalog of available loans and payment programs. Kimberly Fasion, Director of Community and Economic Development at DFC, […]
The DFC Strategic Framework, a shared vision for Detroit’s future, is the result of a massive, citywide public-engagement effort. It recommends a series of ideas, strategies and approaches on how to best use the city’s abundance of land, create job growth and economic prosperity, ensure vibrant neighborhoods, build an infrastructure that serves citizens at a reasonable cost, and maintain the high level of community engagement integral to the long-term revitalization of Detroit.
The Field Guide to Working with Lots is a user-friendly tool to connect Detroit residents, businesses, and institutions to resources to learn, collaborate, and better practice land stewardship in Detroit. This step-by-step guide provides readers with instructions on how to transform vacant land in their neighborhoods into 38 landscape designs ranging from installation by beginning gardeners to professional contractors. View the interactive guide now.
Detroit Future City’s (DFC) report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” illustrates the deep disparities that persist in Detroit and provides recommendations that provide a path to an economically equitable Detroit in which all Detroiters are meeting their unique needs, prospering, and fully and fairly participating in all aspects of economic life within a thriving city and region.