An eclectic housing development is now open in Midtown with several furnished units set aside for veterans.
Why it matters: The neighborhood is part of an in-demand section of the Woodward corridor that is looking to add about 4,000 rental units, Midtown Detroit Inc. executive director Susan Mosey tells Axios.
Local activists are calling on state leaders for solutions to the city's housing crisis, specifically Michigan's ban on rent control.
What's happening: Rent control has been prohibited by state law since 1988.
Community organizations supporting the rights of tenants want renters facing housing issues across the city to know they are not alone.
Driving the news: Renters, who make up the majority of households in Detroit, gathered at Spirit Plaza on Sunday to learn how to fight back against predatory landlords.
As more residents struggle to find stable and affordable housing, a new report reveals fascinating details about the city's unique rental landscape.
Michigan cities raised taxes an average of 13.9% from 2004 to 2020.
- The Citizens Research Council of Michigan analyzed the data in a recent report.
City Council approved a controversial tax break for the downtown Hudson's site yesterday.
Why it matters: The 5-4 "yes" vote for the $60 million tax abatement for Dan Gilbert's $1.4 billion project represents a reversal in majority opinion. Bedrock initially pulled its ask last month due to a lack of support from lawmakers.
A former social club is slated to become eight apartments after neighbors pushed back against the developer's plan for an event space and bar.
Driving the news: Developer Brendan Brulon of Michen Robert LLC found during neighborhood outreach that "the community had an opposition" to the event hall due to "concerns about noise and traffic in the area," he wrote in a petition to the city.
- The plan changed because "it was important to us to contribute to the neighborhood and gain support …" as Brulon wrote.
Tenants and housing advocates brought their protest inside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center Tuesday to demand the City of Detroit help find permanent housing options for evicted renters currently living in hotel rooms.
Why it matters: Facing a June 1 deadline, most tenants using the city's "hoteling" program have been able to extend through the end of the month, but some weren’t notified that aid would continue until June 30.
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