Detroit Evening Report, July 21, 2022: Detroit leaders announce $203 million housing plan

FILE — Blighted homes in Detroit.

FILE — Blighted homes in Detroit.

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Detroit leaders announced a $203 million plan today to address affordable housing and higher rent in the city. The 7-point plan includes renovations of vacant apartment buildings, assistance for purchases from the Detroit Land Bank, and a new centralized Housing Services Division. The projects will be funded through the city’s American Rescue Plan Act money. The plan hopes to speed up approval for low-income families to purchase or rent homes. It also hopes to bring a thousand rental units up to compliance.

Other headlines for July 21, 2022:

  • Southwest Detroit residents near the Gordie Howe bridge receive home renovations
  • City of Detroit expands job certification Skills for Life program
  • Arab & Chaldean Festival returns to Hart Plaza July 23-July 24

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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.