Renew Detroit Home Repair Program

Rebuilding a better, bolder Detroit




The Beginning

In May 2021, the city of Detroit was granted 826 million dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the fifth largest allocation out of all cities in the country.

Mayor Duggan began an extensive community feedback process to discuss how the American Rescue Plan Act funds allocated to the City of Detroit could be utilized. Throughout May and June 2021, 65 community meetings were hosted that included close to 4,000 participants. 

These meetings allowed the participating Detroiters the opportunity to voice their concerns and preferences on how to spend the ARPA funds. 

Renew Detroit Program Goal

This program is funded with federal grant money through the American Rescue Plan Act that was signed into law by President Biden in March of 2021 and allocated directly to the City of Detroit in May of 2021.

After the community feedback process, Detroit’s City Council voted to specifically appropriate $30M of ARPA funds for “home repair to seniors, low income and disabled community.” From there, the Renew Detroit Essential Home Repair Program, a for a 2-phase home repair program for senior and disabled homeowners in the city of Detroit, was created.

Detroit’s Home Repair Need

$2-$4 Billion

According to the University of Michigan Poverty Solution Study the home repair need in Detroit is approximately $2-$4 billion. 

ARPA Home Repair Program – Renew Detroit

$30 Million

$20,000 Million

Phase 1

Roof Replacements

$10,000 Million

Phase 2

Roof Replacements OR Window Replacements





City Council President
City Council Pro Tem