project 14 http://michiganradio.org en Slowly, Bing plans for Detroit neighborhoods move forward http://michiganradio.org/post/slowly-bing-plans-detroit-neighborhoods-move-forward <p>Detroit officials are showing off progress on some of Mayor Dave Bing’s signature initiatives.</p><p>Bing toured a rehabbed historic house in the city’s once-prestigious Boston-Edison neighborhood Tuesday. Boston-Edison has historically been one of the city’s stronger communities, but it’s seen blight creep in steadily over recent years.</p><p>The Bing administration aims to reverse that with initiatives like the <a href="http://detroitworksproject.com/for-detroit-to-work-we-need-action-today/">Detroit Works Project</a>, which directs resources into the city’s more stable neighborhoods.</p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 03:57:16 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 8756 at http://michiganradio.org Slowly, Bing plans for Detroit neighborhoods move forward Bing unveils another incentive program for Detroit homeowners http://michiganradio.org/post/bing-unveils-another-incentive-program-detroit-homeowners <p>In an effort to lure people back to the city, Detroit officials have unrolled generous housing incentives programs for police officers and city employees.</p><p>That&rsquo;s left many current residents asking about similar help for people who never left the city.</p><p>Now, Mayor Dave Bing has announced such a program. It&rsquo;s a grant program through Citizens bank to help homeowners make exterior improvements.</p><p>Bing says improving how neighborhoods look can start a positive domino effect.</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 18:47:33 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 3858 at http://michiganradio.org Bing unveils another incentive program for Detroit homeowners Detroit expands housing incentives to city employees http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-expands-housing-incentives-city-employees <p><a href="http://www.detnews.com/article/20110818/METRO01/108180455/Chase-Foundation-offers-$1M-to-lure-city-employees-to-Detroit">Detroit is expanding Project 14, </a>a housing incentive program that initially targeted police officers, to all city employees.</p><p>It&rsquo;s part of an effort to entice people to live where they work, and re-build Detroit&rsquo;s population.</p><p>All Detroit city employees had to live in the city until state law overturned a residency requirement in 1999. That dealt a crushing blow to Detroit&rsquo;s already-diminished tax base.</p> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 22:18:55 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 3821 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit expands housing incentives to city employees First Detroit police officer gets new house with Project 14 http://michiganradio.org/post/first-detroit-police-officer-gets-new-house-project-14 <p>The Detroit program meant to lure police officers back to live in the community they serve has <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110817/NEWS01/110817028/1st-cop-returns-Detroit-under-Bing-offer-free-house?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">officially welcomed its first resident</a>.</p><p>Currently, most Detroit police officers live outside the city. Project 14 aims to entice them back with generous housing incentives.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 22:17:21 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 3801 at http://michiganradio.org First Detroit police officer gets new house with Project 14 Detroit, Bank of America announce "new partnerhip" http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-bank-america-announce-new-partnerhip <pre> The city of Detroit and Bank of America have announced what both call &ldquo;the start of a new partnership.&rdquo; </pre> <pre> Bank of America says it will demolish 100 &ldquo;vacant and low-value&rdquo; homes in Detroit at their own expense. </pre> <pre> The bank says it will also donate 10 refurbished homes to the city&rsquo;s Project 14. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:23:57 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 1759 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit, Bank of America announce "new partnerhip" Detroit officials talk Project 14 http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-officials-talk-project-14 <p>Detroit officials say a plan to lure police officers back to the city is being implemented and will likely expand.</p><p>The city rolled out what it calls Project 14last month, and briefed the Detroit City Council about it Monday.</p><p>The goal is to lure Detroit cops living in the suburbs back to the city with housing incentives in two neighborhoods.</p> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:03:40 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 1736 at http://michiganradio.org