Michigan hopes to become land of OZ with launch of its Opportunity Zone website 

Michigan hopes to become land of OZ with launch of its Opportunity Zone website 

While many Michigan’s urban cities’ economic recovery programs have gained momentum, there is concern those efforts may not be moving fast enough or are far enough along. Visibility is often a problem. Investors, entrepreneurs, community leaders, developers, builders and other critical stakeholders need to “see” incentives, in order to “seize” them, according to development experts […]

Detroit to join new national initiative to increase economic mobility for low-income residents

Detroit to join new national initiative to increase economic mobility for low-income residents

Detroit is one of 10 American cities that will participate in a new national initiative that seeks to increase economic mobility for low-income residents. Over the next 18 months, the City of Detroit will help connect low-income residents in affordable housing units to programs and services that increase their economic opportunities and likelihood of achieving […]

Bank of America funds service organizations’ programs critical to neighborhood stabilization

Bank of America funds service organizations’ programs critical to neighborhood stabilization

An increasing number of Detroit neighborhoods are garnering unprecedented interest and investment. That’s a good thing for everyone, according to Matt Elliott, Bank of America’s (BOA) Michigan market president, who is excited to see evidence of rising property values in pocketed blocks throughout Detroit. The gaps? That’s what Elliott and his team look to lessen […]

Neighborhood Garden project curbs crime, grows hope

Neighborhood Garden project curbs crime, grows hope

They say plant a seed and things will start to blossom. That’s exactly what Barb and Joe Matney did in their Warrendale neighborhood. The far west section of Detroit that lies only four blocks from the border of Dearborn has not been the safest place in years past. Abandoned houses on many blocks didn’t help, […]

Detroit Impact Inc/Brothers on Patrol program honored at 2017 Community Development Awards

Detroit Impact Inc/Brothers on Patrol program honored at 2017 Community Development Awards

Groundbreaking work in Detroit’s neighborhoods occurs daily with very little fanfare or recognition. It’s these kind of quiet and consistent efforts moving the needle of neighborhood stabilization and redevelopment that deserve to be in the spotlight. Tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 24, many of the groups pushing the accelerator  on neighborhood development efforts will be at the […]

Tell us who is changing your neighborhood Detroit

Tell us who is changing your neighborhood Detroit

Fixers. The city of Detroit is loaded with them. Ask any city resident to tell you about a person or group that’s changing their neighborhood and you’ll quickly discover that there is a lot more activity going on than makes the headlines. Without much fanfare and, oft times, less than adequate support, these change agents […]

Neighborhood growth accelerator: Detroit LISC recognizes groups moving the needle forward city-wide

Neighborhood growth accelerator: Detroit LISC recognizes groups moving the needle forward city-wide

When it comes to rebuilding Detroit, many groups in the Motor City have been happy to dig right in and get things done. A drive down one of the city’s major arteries reveals new shops, restaurants, condominiums and apartment buildings, a visual delight for residents inside the city border and beyond. Parts of Woodward, Livernois, […]

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