Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact 

Greetings Compact members,

Thank you for your continued engagement! One of the pillars of a collective impact model is open and continuous communication. Each month, all Compact members will receive a communication that will include a recap of the previous month's work group meetings, agendas for upcoming meetings and updates on current projects. 

2020 Meeting Schedule
  • Advisory Committee meetings will take place at the end of each quarter. 
  • Work Group meetings will continue to meet every third Tuesday of each month. Rental Work Group: 9:00 – 10: 30 am. Homeownership Work Group: 10:45 am – 12: 15 pm. 

Work Group Preview
This month we will begin the process of identifying the problem(s) each work group is trying to solve for. To help us, we've hired WSU's Center for the Study of Citizenship to take us through the Deliberative Process. In February, we will begin "Naming and Framing" in both the Rental and Homeownership areas of the Single Family Housing Delivery System.

In March WSU's Center for the Study of Citizenship will lead us through the "Deliberation" of the problems identified in February. The deliverable from these sessions will be an Issue Guide. That Guide will be provided to the Advisory Committee for further input and to begin the process of identifying shared measures for impact. 
Joining Virtually?
We have established a Zoom room for the monthly meetings. Please note that facilitated sessions may be difficult to hear virtually. For questions on how to join, please contact: 

Meeting Materials 
Please click here for January Homeownership Work Group meeting minutes and here for Rental Work Group meeting minutes. Please note that we will no longer print meeting minutes. For corrections or questions, please contact: 
2020 Compact Projects
Last month, we presented the proposed 2020 Compact activities. Please see a brief description below. 
  • BECDD X DNHC Pilot: This Building the Engine project involves 7-8 CDOs working as a cohort to develop and implement single family housing acquisition/rehab/resale pilot. It is intended to address the disproportionate ratio of development cost to market value, limited gap funding, the uneven capacity and longer-term financing needs of CDOs. 
  • United Way Pilot: The United Way developed a pilot with support from DFC to address systemic barriers and create a viable pathway for cost burdened renters to transition to affordable home ownership. The five key components include: a viable consumer financing structure, an engaged and motivated pool of homebuyers, a property pipeline, a supply of working capital for housing rehab and a network of post-purchase supports.
  • City Engagement 
    • Single Family Housing Strategy - this process has officially begun and DFC will keep the Compact informed of important updates.
    • Tenant Supports - the project has not yet been scoped, but DFC (through the Compact) will work with the City to identify existing resources and potentially create tools for tenants. 
  • Middle Neighborhoods Report - this research brief will provide strategies for tipping point neighborhoods. 
  • Resident's Lived Experience - Compact resources will be reserved to identify opportunities to ensure that the lived experience of those renting, buying or owning in the single family housing system influences the work of the long-term work of the Compact. 
  • Housing Rehab Case Studies - In spite of limited funding sources, nonprofits find creative ways to stabilize neighborhoods, put homes back into productive use and house families. We seek to capture those experiences and lessons to build capacity in the single family housing delivery system. 
  • Ecosystem mapping - This project will take inventory of the organizations and systems that make up the single family housing delivery system and, ideally, demonstrate the opportunities for greater collaboration and problem-solving capacity. 
We asked Work Group members to identify projects they wish to support. Please see their responses below. To make updates, please email Charniece Lang at 
Rental Work Group Survey Results
Homeownership Work Group Survey Results
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