Housing dollars move to where they are welcome

Housing dollars move to where they are welcome

Detroit is a city of opportunity, innovation and investment. We can become a leader in urban revitalization’s best practices if we can commit to providing inclusive housing options for all Detroiters: our long-time residents, recent transplants, and especially the community’s most vulnerable. But there’s a formula for success. Implementing multi-dimensional housing solutions and strategies to […]

Uptick in Detroit home sales in 2016, even bigger gains coming

Uptick in Detroit home sales in 2016, even bigger gains coming

Real estate brokers like Austin Black II are happily working near 24/7 these days. The owner of City Living Detroit, a full-service real estate brokerage, reports that his biggest challenge is meeting ever increasing demand for housing stock in the city. “The properties continue to get scarcer, even as prices rise to stratospheric levels in some […]

Treymore building adds stake to city’s claim on mixed income housing

Treymore building adds stake to city’s claim on mixed income housing

One vacant Detroit property is among the city’s newest turnaround symbols. The long-empty Treymore Apartments, located at 457 Brainard, will soon provide affordable housing in Midtown, one of the community’s most popular, and increasingly costly, residential areas. A $3.5 million contribution of HOME city funds helped restore the property, adding another stake in Mayor Mike […]

Profit-driven developers are urged to consider attractive mixed-income model

Profit-driven developers are urged to consider attractive mixed-income model

While profit potential can and should drive development interest, it should not be the only consideration of property developers, according to experts who worry that many may miss opportunities to leap frog ahead of the marketplace by leveraging use of strategically-placed mixed-income housing developments in key city sectors with signs of growth potential. Mixed-income housing, […]

Neighborhood Services Organization has plans to end homelessness in Detroit

Neighborhood Services Organization has plans to end homelessness in Detroit

When Sheilah Clay became CEO of Neighborhood Services Organization 16 years ago one of her goals was to end homelessness as we know it. She’s making progress and other organizations are also picking up the momentum and developing some spectacular solutions. “We are working to rapidly re-house the homeless population to break the cycle of […]

Affordable housing can propel neighborhood growth

Affordable housing can propel neighborhood growth

An old concept is getting new attention among various developers in Detroit and nationally. Mixed income housing is regaining interest as communities work to pick up the pieces left behind after the past decade’s mortgage crisis and as members of the corporate and private sector search for fertile ground in struggling urban cities. With Detroit […]

City Love: LISC leader says long-time Detroit residents are an integral component of future neighborhood growth

City Love: LISC leader says long-time Detroit residents are an integral component of future neighborhood growth

Sharing a home with ten people came with challenges. But, for Tahirih Ziegler and her siblings, the issues were often more critical than sharing bathrooms or finding privacy. The eldest of eight, Ziegler remembers bouncing around rental properties in western Michigan as her parents faced affordability challenges. Though both parents were professionally employed, her dad’s […]