News from the City Government

708 owner occupants at risk in 2018 compared to foreclosed 6,408 in 2015. Owner-occupied tax foreclosures expected to drop even further this year following completion of expanded right of first refusal program launched earlier this month. Officials continue to expand outreach and assistance programs.
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Quicken Loans Community Fund, United Community Housing Coalition teaming up with City to expand successful pilot program that prevented over 80 foreclosures. Program to target 300 homes facing foreclosure, tripling number of Detroiters affected. Expanded program just one of many efforts, residents facing tax foreclosure can sign up TODAY for UCHC workshops to receive assistance.
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Facts about Detroit's Board of Wrecking Examiners

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On Monday July 9th, the Free Press published a piece written by Katrease Stafford headlined “Concerns raised about contractors sitting on Detroit wrecking board”.  The piece gives the false impression that 2 members of a 7 member ADVISORY board, required by a 40 year old city ordinance, have the power to deny qualified contractors from getting a wrecking license. This is simply untrue.It goes on to include a quote from Councilmember Roy McAlister stating “If you’re i...
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The Detroit Parks & Recreation Department and Detroit Public Library will operate their facilities as cooling centers to provide air-conditioned comfort and protection from the heat. The City's 11 recreation centers and 12 library branches will be open during normal business hours during excessive heat. Please see the information below for the locations and hours of cooling centers, followed by tips on keeping cool in summer's heat.DETROIT RECREATION CENTERS Adam/Butzel Center, 10500...
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Project to include rental units with 20 percent affordable, for-sale units, parking, retail 5.2-acre Lafayette West project subject to Detroit’s Community Benefits Ordinance Developer required to work with community representatives over the next two months to develop community benefits agreement
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6 Recreation Centers will open Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, to provide air-conditioned comfort and protection from the heat. Cooling Centers will be open Noon to 8 PM during the weekend and will be available during normal weekday hours on Friday
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US Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers shows Detroit employment grew by nearly 1,700 over last month to 227,894 BLS data also shows growing workforce, adding 2960 Detroiters since April
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Thousands of spectators will line the shores of the Detroit River to enjoy the Ford Fireworks on Monday, June 25. To help make it an enjoyable experience for all, the City of Detroit and the State of Michigan will enforce access restrictions to Hart Plaza and Belle Isle. Admittance onto Belle Isle by vehicles and pedestrian set-up at Hart Plaza will not be permitted before 2 p.m. on June 25.
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Charter school operators, Detroit Public Schools Community District leaders, teachers, parents and city leaders have come together in an unprecedented partnership to improve education opportunity for children and families in Detroit.
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• City moving ZIP code by ZIP code to make sure all rentals are registered and in compliance by the end of 2020 • All registered rentals in first two ZIP codes of 48224 and 48215 now displayed at www.detroitmi.gov.rental
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