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Detroit’s residential property values rise for first time in 17 years

“This is another sign of progress," Mayor Mike Duggan said in a statement. "We still have a long way to go to in rebuilding our property values, but the fact that we have halted such a long, steep decline is a significant milestone. This also corresponds with the significant increase in home sale prices we have seen in neighborhoods across the city.”

February 5th, 2018|

Citywide effort to bring all rental properties into compliance begins Feb. 1

“Starting February 1st, we are going to start moving across the city in a systematic way to make sure that anyone who lives in a rental property is living in safe and healthy environment for their families,” Mayor Duggan said. “As part of this new approach, we are going to support good landlords and give renters greater protection against those who are not keeping their buildings in good condition.”

January 23rd, 2018|

Job training program puts Detroiters to work

Duggan has touted Detroit At Work as the “centerpiece” of his approach to fighting joblessness in the city. His administration launched the program in February and has so far trained and graduated 500 residents with the majority of them landing full-time jobs. The training fields are in health care, information technology, construction and transportation, retail and hospitality, and manufacturing. Students go through a six- to seven-week training program and have the opportunity to interview for partnering companies with job openings.

January 21st, 2018|

Detroit leaders tout progress at swearing-in

“We have go to extend Detroit’s recovery to every neighborhood and we’ve got to extend opportunity to every Detroiter,” Duggan said. “We have to shift from making the services work to a city where everybody is included and everybody is participating.”

January 9th, 2018|

Mike Duggan, Detroit City Council sworn in

"Nobody had an idea what the future was (four years ago)," Duggan said. "... At that point, the city had completely lost its right to self-determination. We had an emergency manager and bankruptcy board in charge of our destiny ... We know what our mission is now. We have to extend Detroit's recovery to every neighborhood."

January 9th, 2018|