A restoration project is unfolding block by block in Highland Park. But the restored French doors and ornate sconces that now decorate the once vacant home only tell part of the story.
“I met three people coming in who are here, who were homeless before they moved in here," said Mayor Mike Duggan. "We're guaranteeing that people of all incomes stay in this neighborhood."
The first of several public hearings began on Wednesday, at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School in Detroit. The next public meeting will be virtual, on Feb. 7.
The Land Value Tax Plan is still a ways away from becoming law. But citizens can find out how much they would save now.
Motor City Mitten Mission travels around metro Detroit and finds people living on the street. It connects them with housing and other resources. This winter, it'll offer the same services while sheltering people overnight.
The average Detroit homeowner will see their property taxes reduced by 17%, the city said.
The group running the shelter is made up with volunteers who used to be homeless themselves. They talked to FOX 2 about their experiences and why the shelter is badly needed ahead of the winter.
Mass Timber buildings are made from wood - but are as strong as steel and concrete. As industry takes off in Michigan, its workers are training to meet demand.
When the house hits the market, it'll be priced at $224,500.
For those who are eligible, they could see hundreds of dollars help them with heating bills as the winter moves in.
Real progress is taking shape in Detroit. For community members who need to see it to believe it, they should turn their heads to the corner of Michigan and Trumbull.
To offset the cuts in property taxes, the city would more than double the tax rate on land. It's meant to make property tax rates more in line with suburban cities like Southfield, Warren, and Grosse Pointe.
Family said they reached out to their landlord for help, but were told it was not their responsibility for the bizarre case.
Ikea, which is helping with most of the furnishing, said its latest job on Detroit's west side will be it's biggest local donation project ever.
Ready for the "real estate adventure of a lifetime?" Because that's what's advertised on a wild listing on Zillow where a home in need of a little TLC is up for grabs.
Longtime residents of the neighborhood will soon become homeowners in the very place they grew up.
A new luxury high-rise apartment building is under construction at the former site of the Joe Louis Arena
Detroiters, a solar farm could be coming to a neighborhood near you.
There is also money available for those who need some cash to help make payments on back taxes.
Advocates worry the end of virtual hearings could hamper people's ability to appear in court if they have a job or children.