Organizing & Engagement
- Foreclosure Prevention Manual
Materials developed to train housing counselors about foreclosure prevention issues. Designed according to national trainings, topics covered include predatory lending, understanding Michigan’s foreclosure process, and the mortgage lending industry.
- Michigan Vacant Property Campaign – Michigan Communities and Squatting – What You Need to Know
A guide describing types of squatting and how communities can respond.
- Vacant Property Strategies Resources
- Vacant Property Toolbox – 2nd Edition
The Vacant Property Toolbox, 2nd edition provides an overview of both short and long term strategies that community organizations can apply to reduce the negative impact of vacant properties on neighborhood conditions.
- Grandmont Rosedale Quality of Life Plan
MCR developed this document to assist the Detroit-based Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation with a Commercial Vacancy and Market Analysis. The project goals were to support the revitalization of the Grand River Corridor through: identifying commercial properties for GRDC to potentially acquire within identified commercial target areas, and gaining a better understanding of the commercial real estate market in the neighborhood.
- Jefferson Chalmers Neighborhood Stabilization Plan
Completed in March 2013, The Jefferson-Chalmers Neighborhood Stabilization Plan provides stakeholders with a comprehensive work plan to create a cleaner and safer Jefferson-Chalmers community. The Plan places particular emphasis on low-cost strategies to eradicate blight and foster collaborative approaches to preserving assets and encouraging investment.
- Morningside Neighborhood Stabilization Plan
Completed in July 2010 and updated in April 2011, the Morningside and East English Village Neighborhood Stabilization Plan emerged from a community-led planning process with support from Detroit LISC and the Next Detroit Neighborhood Initiative. The Plan established strategies to stabilize residential areas by reducing vacancy and improving housing conditions.
- Villages Neighborhood Stabilization Plan
Completed in July 2011, The Villages Communities Neighborhood Stabilization Plan emerged from a community-led planning process with support from The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The Plan provides stakeholders with a multi-pronged approach to stabilize the neighborhood through improving the residential fabric, increasing local control, repopulating the neighborhood, building green assets, strengthening commercial nodes, and beautification.