MORE THAN HALF OF ALL HOUSING UNITS in the city of Detroit are renter-occupied, and more than half of Detroit’s children live in rental units.  The quality and safety of rental housing in the city is therefore critical to improving the quality of life for our residents, and landlords play a central role in this effort.  By implementing a rental registration and certification program, the City of Detroit strives to ensure that its residents are provided with safe, quality housing and that rental properties serve as assets to the neighborhoods in which they are located. The City is working in partnership with responsible landlords to support their business and provide better rental housing.

Do you know what your maintenance responsibilities are as a tenant, or what rights you have to ensure you are living in a safe rental unit?
  Learn About Your Tenant Rights and Responsibilities