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In Detroit, the Fight for Community Benefits Begins Anew

"On Nov. 8, 2016, Detroit residents voted into law the nation’s first Community Benefits Ordinance (CBO). The law requires any developer receiving over a certain threshold of local public subsidies or tax breaks to engage with a local advisory council to address community concerns. As with traditional Community Benefits Agreements ... more

Fighting for Equity in Development

One year ago Detroiters voted on two versions of a Community Benefits Ordinance. To commemorate this anniversary, Equitable Detroit Coalition and Detroit People’s Platform (with support from the Building Movement Project) have produced a new report; “Fighting for Equity in Development, The Story of Detroit&rsquo... more

Permanently Affordable: The Community Land Trust Model

As anyone who has ever lived (or tried to live) in New York City knows, rent price tags are no joke. In NYC, chronic disinvestment in communities of color, and rampant gentrification are just a few of the issues that keep driving prices sky high and forcing long-term residents... more

Reflections from the 3rd Detroit People’s Platform Annual Meeting

“We have worked out a system to deal with the system.” These words, spoken by Detroit People’s Platform member Jocelyn Harris at our annual meeting, stand as a testament to the growing enthusiasm behind our method for social change in Detroit. Since its very first meeting... more