A Detroit city council member proposed an ordinance that, if passed, would allow Detroiters to submit an application to rename their neighborhood.
City officials and developers broke ground Thursday on the Osi Art Apartments in Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood, where half of the units in the building will be reserved for affordable housing.
Landlords with tenants who have fallen behind on rent payments and are in the pre-court eviction process can now apply directly to get help from the state’s Eviction Diversion Program, which helps ease the financial burden of the pandemic.
The Detroit Housing for the Future Fund will address housing instability in the city and offer developers low-interest loans and other financial tools to preserve and create affordable housing.
As the new school year ramps up and the economic downturn of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, parents are having to make tough financial decisions. Nonprofits and social service agencies say they see families struggling to purchase materials for school, access child care and put food on the table.
First Independence Bank is offering 100 checking accounts to Detroiters as part of a broader effort to boost community wealth and address disparities.
Residents identified barriers to living-wage jobs, schools, affordable housing and health care, before the COVID-19 pandemic, and gave recommendations for improvements.
Residents who live in southwest Detroit can now apply to have lead-based paint removed from their homes for free, the city of Detroit announced Thursday.
Families eligible for food stamps, or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, will continue receiving additional benefits through September, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday.
As the pandemic continues and unemployment remains high, the state is encouraging Michigan residents who are unable to pay their energy bills to seek help before they receive a shutoff notice or are almost out of propane or fuel oil, especially as winter approaches.