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  • New Housing Project Named for Rev. Dr. Holley

    Detroit Staff|Nov 23, 2023

    Mayor Mike Duggan, City Council President Mary Sheffield, state and city officials and community partners joined the Reverend Jim Holley and MHT Housing Inc. today to celebrate the grand opening of an $18 million affordable housing project located across from Rev. Holley's Historic Little Rock Baptist Church. The development replaces a building that long sat vacant along Woodward Avenue in the Piety Hill neighborhood. The Rev. Dr. Jim Holley Residences brings 60 one-bedroom units designated as s...

  • City, state officials join community in celebrating the completion of Joe Louis Greenway's stunning new West Warren Gateway

    Detroit Staff|Nov 2, 2023

    Today, Mayor Mike Duggan joined with city and state officials and a large crowd of excited residents to celebrate the completion of the Warren Gateway stretch of the Joe Louis Greenway (JLG). The $6 million Warren Gateway segment is the first constructed trailhead on the Joe Louis Greenway, on the border of Detroit and Dearborn. It consists of a 4-acre park that sits west of Central Ave, and features a signature playscape, a pavilion with flexible community space, fitness equipment, green...

  • White House praises Mayor Duggan's Jump Start Initiative that helps Detroit residents improve their lives

    Detroit Staff|Feb 2, 2023

    The City of Detroit has partnered with 18 community groups and activist organizations on a new program unlike any other in the U.S. that will help long-term unemployed residents get reengaged in the job market. The Jump Start program, which will open to enrollment starting next week, is being funded through American Rescue Plan Act dollars made possible by the Biden Administration. Mayor Mike Duggan today joined with other city officials and President Biden's point person on the $1.9 trillion AR...

  • Detroit's Hope property tax exemption program deadline is December 12th

    Detroit Staff|Dec 8, 2022

    Detroit homeowners struggling to pay their annual property taxes have until December 12 to apply to the City's HOPE program to try and qualify for a full or partial property tax exemption for 2022, officials said today. HOPE stands for Homeowners Property Exemption and provides an opportunity for homeowners to be exempt from their 2022 property taxes based on household income. So far this year, 10,183 Detroit homeowners have been approved for either a 10 percent, 25 percent, 50 percent or 100...

  • Detroiters Urged to Take Preventive Measures Against the Spread of RSV

    Detroit Staff|Nov 17, 2022

    Detroiters urged to get vaccinated against flu and COVID-19 in order to limit spread of all respiratory illness, including RSV for which there is no vaccine Stay home if sick to prevent spread and seek treatment if symptoms worsen Take extra precautions to prevent RSV infection among those most vulnerable to severe illness from RSV: babies, people ages 65+ and those who are immunocompromised The Detroit Health Department is urging all Detroiters to take precautions to help prevent the spread of (respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other...