Neighborhood Stabilization Program

In response to the national foreclosure and subprime lending crisis, in July 2008 Congress enacted the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Primarily designed to address the impacts of foreclosure in communities hardest hit by the crisis, this legislation aims to foster market recovery and stabilize neighborhoods. States, cities and counties will receive a total of $3.92 billion to acquire, rehabilitate, demolish, and redevelop foreclosed and abandoned residential properties. With the realization that while these funds empower state, county and local governments to provide some level of response and relief in their respective communities, the funds allocated are by no means a comprehensive remedy to the larger crisis.

As the city with the highest home foreclosure rate among the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas, the city of Detroit has suffered tremendous impacts as a result of this crisis. With over 67,000 foreclosed properties, 65% of which remain vacant, the City of Detroit recognizes that the $47 million allocation must be implemented in a manner that is strategic, efficient and yields great results. Noting that Detroit faced several challenges prior to this crisis, including a shrinking population still spread across a large land mass, a market where the supply of housing exceeded the demand, a declining tax base, older housing stock, and an old infrastructure system to name a few, we recognize the need to strategically utilize these funds to stabilize neighborhoods hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis, devise proactive remedies for anticipated future foreclosure activity, and foster market recovery for enhanced quality of life.

It is important to note the strong focus on demolition activity in the plan, which accounts for approximately 30% of the total award amount. Due to the number of vacant properties, duration of vacancy and the market conditions, eliminating blighted structures in the target neighborhoods for future development or alternative land uses will have a tremendous stabilizing impact. Priorities for demolition will include structures adjacent to development projects nearing completion, and concentrations of blighted, vacant properties.

This plan details the City of Detroit’s strategy for utilizing these funds to achieve the goals for which the program was designed. While the foreclosure problem is widespread, touching almost every neighborhood in the city, investing these funds on a citywide basis will not yield the impact or results needed. As such, we have used the data to determine a targeted approach, focusing on nine neighborhoods. By targeting the allocation, the opportunity for sustained impact is significantly higher. Once implemented, this plan will result in stabilization of neighborhoods most severely impacted by foreclosure and abandonment, reversal of the decline of neighborhood housing values, significant elimination of blighted and abandoned structures, and stimulation of other investment in and around the target neighborhoods.

The Planning & Development Department convened meetings will key stakeholders including Community Development Advocates of Detroit, City Planning Commission, Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Office of Foreclosure Prevention, LISC, Wayne County and financial institutions. Opportunities to leverage the Detroit NSP award amount and engage partners in implementation was discussed and will be further detailed once the plan is submitted.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires all communities receiving Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds to post NSP Quarterly Performance Reports on their Web sites, providing citizens with access to current NSP program information.  The Housing and Revitalization Department (HRD) is responsible for submitting quarterly reports to HUD and posting them to the City’s website within 30 days of the quarter’s end.  The quarterly reports provide the public with updates on NSP accomplishments and detail on each project/activity undertaken. These reports contain narratives describing progress and any problems encountered.  They also contain activity reports that include expenditures, disbursements, and activity addresses when required.  

Data from the reporting system is also used by HUD staff to monitor compliance with expenditure limitations, LMMI benefits and more. In addition, quarterly reports are forwarded to Congress for review.

If you have any questions regarding these reports, please contact HRD staff at (313) 224-6380 .

 

NSP 1 Quarterly Reports

 

2019 Quarterly Reports

January - March 2019

April - June 2019

July-September 2019

 

2018 Quarterly Reports

October - December 2018

July - September 2018

April - June 2018

January - March 2018

 

2017 Quarterly Reports

October - December 2017

July - September 2017

April - June 2017

January - March 2017

 

2016 Quarterly Reports

October - December 2016

July - September 2016

April - June 2016

January - March 2016

 

2015 Quarterly Reports

January - March 2015

April - June 2015

July - September 2015

October - December 2015

 

2014 Quarterly Reports

January - March 2014

April - June 2014

July - September 2014

October - December 2014

 

2013 Quarterly Reports

January - March 2013

April - June 2013

July - September 2013

October - December 2013

 

2013 Attachments

NSP Rehab - Homebuyer Project

Homebuyer Projects

Single Family and Rental Rehabilitation Projects

Homebuyer and Rental Rehabilitation Projects

 

2012 Quarterly Reports

January - March 2012

April - June 2012

July - September 2012

October - December 2012

 

2012 Attachments

Detroit 4th Quarter 2012 QPR Rehabilitation Projects

 

2011 Quarterly Reports

January -  March 2011

April - June 2011

April - June 2011 (Revised)

July - September 2011

July - September 2011 (Revised)

October - December 2011

October - December 2011 (Revised)

 

2010 Quarterly Reports

January - March 2010

April - June 2010

July - September 2010

October - December 2010

 

2009 Quarterly Reports

April - June 2009

July - September 2009

October - December 2009

 

NSP 3 Quarterly Reports

 

2019 Quarterly Reports

January - March 2019

April - June 2019

July-September 2019

 

2018 Quarterly Reports

October - December 2018

July - September 2018

April - June 2018

January - March 2018

 

2017 Quarterly Reports

October - December 2017

July - September 2017

April - June 2017

January - March 2017

 

2016 Quarterly Reports

October - December 2016

July - September 2016

April - June 2016

January - March 2016

 

2015 Quarterly Reports

January - March 2015

April - June 2015

July - September 2015

October - December 2015

 

2014 Quarterly Reports

January - March 2014

April - June 2014

July - September 2014

October - December 2014

 

2013 Quarterly Reports

January - March 2013

April - June 2013

July - September 2013

October - December 2013

 

2013 Attachments

Detroit Land Bank Authority Activity

 

2012 Quarterly Reports

January 2012 - March 2012 (Revised)

April - June 2012

July - September 2012 

October - December 2012

 

2011 Quarterly Reports

April - June 2011

July - September 2011