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Detroit is only as strong as the neighborhoods that compose it.   Detroit has a number of strong neighborhoods that we must maintain and attract new residents.  Some of these neighborhoods have been strong for more than a hundred years other neighborhoods have seen a recent revitalization due to targeted recruitment.  I believe its time we make retaining and recruiting neighbors a priority in our city.

Move to Neighborhoods

Detroit needs strong vibrant neighborhoods to retain our greatest resource the people of Detroit.  As your city Councilman I promise to actively recruit businesses and residents to our neighborhoods.  We know that recruitment strategies for individuals should begin with some of our strongest neighborhoods like Boston Edison, East English Village, Indian Village, Green Acres, Hubbard Farms, MidTown, Palmer Woods, Rosedale Park and be leveraged into their neighboring communities like the Brightmore, Cody Rouge, Conant Gardens, North End Osborne and the near eastside.  By working with neighborhood organizations, community development groups, the business community, and the city we can revitalize Detroit and make our city great.

Detroit is a great place to raise a family that remains both affordable and convenient to downtown and the jewels of the city.  Property in Detroit’s neighborhoods are beginning to rise in value and will soon become cost prohibitive for working families and young professionals.  If we invest in property now, our neighbors can avoid potential spikes in rent costs and begin to accrue wealth.

Get more information about Detroit and the new Districts from Data Driven Detroit

Incentives in District 5

District 5 is a great place to raise a family that remains both affordable and convenient to downtown and the jewels of the city.  Property in District 5 is beginning to rise in value and will soon become cost prohibitive for working families and young professionals.  If we invest in property now, our neighbors can avoid potential spikes in rent costs and begin to accrue wealth.

Their are a variety of incentives available to for residents to live in District 5:

Live Midtown

If time and money are critical to your quality of life, then Live Midtown is for you. The average one-way commute in Southeast Michigan is 25.6 minutes. When you add it all up, that’s more than 2 weeks on the road annually-the national average for vacation time! That alone is enough for you to at least think about living near your place of work. If you’re still on the fence, how about some big help with your pocket book?

Here are the perks if you work at Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford Health Systems or Wayne State Univ.:

  • New renters receive a $2,500 allowance of funding toward the cost of their apartment in the first year followed by additional funding of $1,000.00 for the second year.
  • Existing renters receive a $1,000 allowance of funding for renewing a lease in 2012.
  • New homeowners receive a $20,000 forgivable loan toward the purchase of their primary residence
  • Existing homeowners receive matching funds of up to $5,000 for exterior improvements for projects of $10,000 or more.

For full eligibility and program benefits, please visit guidelines.

Neighborhood Enterprise Zones

Neighborhood Enterprize Zones, or NEZs,are a reduction of taxes on a residential property for up to 15 years in designated areas to promote the revitalization of the areas.  Click here to find out if your neighborhood is in a Detroit Neighborhood Enterprise Zone.