Five warming centers and several Detroit Public Library branches are available for Detroiters who need a respite from the cold.
Nushrat Rahman covers issues related to economic mobility for the Detroit Free Press and BridgeDetroit as a corps member with Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project.
Extra food aid benefits will end after February for Michigan families
A temporary boost in food aid benefits to help low-income families weather economic hardships of the pandemic is expected to end nationwide.
Detroit may move up deadline for property tax relief program
Detroit’s Board of Review is asking the City Council to change a property tax relief program’s deadline to address timing complications.
District Detroit project to get first loan from new fund
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan unveils a new financing tool for developers to build more affordable housing in downtown Detroit.
EGLE awards $5.8M to redevelop contaminated sites in Detroit
Four contaminated properties in Detroit received brownfield funding from the state for cleanup
What we’ve learned about the value of housing news in Detroit
BridgeDetroit reporter Nushrat Rahman writes about the importance of generational wealth and why she reports on housing issues in the city.
Youth homelessness an ‘invisible crisis’ in plain sight, providers say
Detroit outreach teams serve a hard to track part of the unhoused population – young people.
Memorial honors 31 Detroiters who died while homeless
The service in Detroit was a part of the national Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day.
Several Detroit art organizations sharing in $500,000 boost
Neighborhood and community-based arts organizations across Southeast Michigan received funding as part of a Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation program to support their work.
Civil rights groups want Detroit to stop water shutoffs, extend moratorium
Civil right organizers filed a motion in an ongoing case this week asking for the extension of the moratorium and for a long term solution.