City of Detroit seeks federal grant to build affordable housing in Corktown

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.

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