Detroit for Life

Let's unite and transform our city into an unforgettable place. We're here to create a better future for everyone who calls this city home. So, if you're ready to make a difference, to be a part of something big, to create a sense of belonging and community, then let’s do this. Detroit for Life, you can make it happen!

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Motor City Match

Motor City Match aids in the creation of new, long-lasting businesses and the expansion of current ones in Detroit's commercial areas with personalized assistance to ensure success. Start your business today and add to Detroit's thriving business community.

Neighborhood Beautification Program

Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to neighborhood associations, block clubs, faith-based groups and non-profits for beautification projects. These are projects that beautify spaces while fostering healthy communities.

Please revisit in November 2024 when applications open.

Detroit Promise

Detroit Promise is a fantastic opportunity for eligible residents of Detroit to get a tuition-free path to an associate degree, bachelor's degree, or technical certificate at participating academic institutions. Take advantage of all the benefits of higher education without worrying about the cost.

Down Payment Assistance Program

The down payment program offers grants of up to $25,000 to help cover your down payment, prepaid interest rate buy downs, closing costs, and principal reduction. Get started today and find your new forever home.

$100 Million Scholarships

With more than 40 career options, get paid while you learn and get your high school diploma, GED, or technical certificate. Unlock a world of opportunities and secure a brighter future, allowing you to level up your skills, earn more money, and thrive.

Project Clean Slate

Don't worry about your criminal record holding you back. Project Clean Slate is a free expungement program for Detroit residents. Get the opportunity to open new doors for job opportunities, housing options, and education. With Project Clean Slate, act today and take charge of your new life.

Lifeline Plan

Under this new income-based plan, you could see your monthly bill reduced to as low as $18 per month! Plus, your water debt will be erased if you enroll in the program today. Sign up today to begin a plan your household can afford.


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Detroit for Life




Opportunities for Detroiters


Explore the categories below to find the tools, resources and programs you are looking for.


Affordable Housing
Affordable housing and other living resources

Blight to Beauty
Making every neighborhood beautiful

Disability, language, immigration, and other services

Business resources in Detroit

Art, community, and experience resources

Resources for families to thrive in Detroit

Fun + Recreation
Parks, programming, and nightlife

Health and human services for all residents

Peace of Mind
Maintaining your home, community, and yourself

Opportunities for work in the City

Police, Fire, Homeland Security