Grand opening of $7.2 million apartment complex welcomes disadvantaged Detroiters to Midtown

Grand opening of $7.2 million apartment complex welcomes disadvantaged Detroiters to Midtown

Detroiters facing personal challenges that impact their housing needs have a new stake in their community. Central City Integrated Health (CCIH) today announced the grand opening of a renovated, historic building with 26 one-bedroom units welcoming residents who’ve faced homelessness, mental illness and other issues. The Saint Rita Apartments is a $7.2 million investment resulting […]

Corktown businesses form Project Green Light commercial corridor to create safer neighborhood

Corktown businesses form Project Green Light commercial corridor to create safer neighborhood

A half-dozen of Corktown’s most well-known establishments along Michigan Avenue have joined together to create the Detroit Police Department’s second Project Green Light Commercial Corridor. The partners, located in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, include the new Detroit Police Athletic League headquarters, McShane’s Irish Pub, Detroit Institute of Bagels, Ottava Via, Brooklyn Street Local and PJ’s Lager […]

$1 million investment revitalizes Viola Liuzzo Park

$1 million investment revitalizes Viola Liuzzo Park

After a $1 million investment from the City of Detroit, the new redone Viola Liuzzo Park is ready. Named in honor of a fallen Detroit civil rights champion, the park on the Detroit’s northwest side has an array of new features and equipment, including three beautiful bioretention gardens. In addition, a type of green stormwater […]

Grow Detroit Young Talent provides 8,210 Detroit youth with summer jobs

Grow Detroit Young Talent provides 8,210 Detroit youth with summer jobs

The 2018 Grow Detroit Young Talent’s (GDYT) summer jobs program is underway. The six-week summer employment program will employ 8,210 Detroit youth age 14-24 at 526 job sites. Those work experiences will provide them invaluable training, on-the-job experiences, professional contacts and a potential career path. Mayor Mike Duggan, foundations, employers and other partners announced the […]

City of Detroit wants residents involved in creating sustainability plan to grow economy, add jobs, improve neighborhoods

City of Detroit wants residents involved in creating sustainability plan to grow economy, add jobs, improve neighborhoods

The City of Detroit has launched community engagement plan that it hopes will results in sustainable actions to improve the quality of life, provide greater economic opportunities, protect public health, and address climate impacts in the city. The City is not going it alone. It is committed to taking input from at least 7,000 Detroiters […]

Moody’s upgrades City Of Detroit credit rating citing improved financial position

Moody’s upgrades City Of Detroit credit rating citing improved financial position

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Detroit’s issuer rating from B1 to Baa3 citing strong, conservative financial management and rapid improvement in its financial health. That amounts to one full notch. The general obligation bond rating improved to Ba3, a significant rise from Detroit’s low of Caa3, deep into what’s known on Wall Street as junk […]

Expanded Strategic Neighborhood Fund to bring investment to seven more communities, add affordable housing

Expanded Strategic Neighborhood Fund to bring investment to seven more communities, add affordable housing

The City of Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund (SNF) will soon bring more investment into seven city neighborhoods and add additional affordable housing. The fund will raise $130 million (SNF 2.0) for investment in seven neighborhoods – Grand River Northwest, Warrendale/Cody-Rouge, Russell Woods/Nardin Park, Campau/Banglatown, Gratiot/7-Mile, East Warren/Cadieux, and Jefferson Chalmers. It has already successfully invested […]

Quicken Loans, Bedrock invest $1 million in Breithaupt to help more Detroiters find skill-trades jobs

Quicken Loans, Bedrock invest $1 million in Breithaupt to help more Detroiters find skill-trades jobs

The future for Detroiters and the city’s employers just got brighter. We all know Detroit’s long-term growth depends on creating jobs and preparing residents to do them. A $1 million investment by Quicken Loans and Bedrock in the Breithaupt Career and Technical Center will help do that. Breithaupt offers many technology-based, hand-on education options in […]

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