Detroit Land Bank: Improved website makes it easier to find a home

Detroit Land Bank: Improved website makes it easier to find a home

The Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) has launched a new, improved website, buildingdetroit.org.  The site is the main platform used by the Detroit Land Bank to sell properties since it started in May of 2014. New features on the site include: Improved property search options, including drawable maps, zip code, street, district, and neighborhood search […]

City of Detroit to hire seven deputy district managers to help bring more businesses to neighborhoods

City of Detroit to hire seven deputy district managers to help bring more businesses to neighborhoods

It’s no secret Detroit’s neighborhoods need more businesses if they are going to reach their full potential and contribute fully to the city’s ongoing revitalization. With that in mind, the City of Detroit will create seven new deputy district managers for business, one in each City Council District. Their goal will be to build and […]

City expands homeless outreach as temperatures drop, seeks donations to assist service providers

City expands homeless outreach as temperatures drop, seeks donations to assist service providers

The City of Detroit is partnering with city-contracted service providers, the faith-based community and others to reach more homeless individuals and families and help them get into shelters or warming centers this weekend (Jan. 5-7) as temperatures drop to dangerous lows. In addition to the warming centers and current outreach efforts, the city will be […]

Free street parking downtown through Christmas

Free street parking downtown through Christmas

Here’s some great news if you’re headed downtown to do your final shopping for Christmas. There’s free metered street parking anywhere in the city today through Christmas. “People are encouraged to use the opportunity to visit many of the unique businesses and attractions offered in neighborhoods across the city,” says the City of Detroit. If […]

Work of Rev. Dr. Eddie K. Edwards, founder of Joy of Jesus, showcased a U-M Bentley Legacy Library

Work of Rev. Dr. Eddie K. Edwards, founder of Joy of Jesus, showcased a U-M Bentley Legacy Library

The work of the late Rev. Dr. Eddie K. Edwards, founder the Joy of Jesus faith-based nonprofit organization in Detroit, is showcased at an exhibit at The University of Michigan Bentley Legacy Library, 1150 Beal Ave., Ann Arbor. The announcement of “A Fruitful Legacy Memorabilia Collection” was made by his widow, Dr. Mary Darlene Edwards, […]

Kresge social investment director says tax reform could harm low-income communities

Kresge social investment director says tax reform could harm low-income communities

As U.S. lawmakers make changes to the country’s tax code, are they considering the policy effects on people with low incomes and their communities? Kimberlee Cornett, The Kresge Foundation’s managing director of social investments, says the new tax reform could have “very dire implications” and adversely impact various communities in cities. She analyzes four potential tax […]

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