November 17, 2020
Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved plans by the city to compete for a federal grant to bring more affordable housing to the Corktown area and improve public spaces.
The city’s housing and revitalization department will submit a bid for the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which awards up to $30 million to implement local strategies to improve neighborhoods.
If Detroit is selected, Corktown and North Corktown could see a $190 million investment for 800 new units of affordable housing completed in seven phases over seven years and infrastructure improvements like redesigned intersections, according to a news release. HUD is expected to make its decision in late spring.