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Developments RFPs

The City of Detroit issues Requests for Proposals for the acquisition and development of City-owned property in targeted housing areas. Future opportunities will be posted on this page.

Current development RFPs accepting proposals are below:

  • Holcomb School and Old Redford

    Former Holcomb School located at 18100 Bentler Street and rehabbed homes in the surrounding neighborhood. Read More
  • Brush & Watson

    The site 1.1 acre vacant site in Brush Park at the corner of Brush St and Watson St (418 Watson). Read More


Prior development RFPs are below:

  • Transfiguration School

    The site is the former Transfiguation School located at 13300 Syracuse Street. Read More
  • Sugar Hill

    The project site area is four vacant parcels lining Garfield and John R. Read More
  • Wigle

    The site of the former Wigle Recreation Center located at 901 Selden Street Read More
  • The East Riverfront

    The opportunity for the community to work hand-in-hand with the City of Detroit and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy Read More
  • Fitzgerald

    The project is focused on 100 vacant buildings and 257 vacant lots at once Read More

Funding RFPs

The City of Detroit allocates funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to strengthen public-private partnerships in order to achieve the following goals:


  1. Produce mixed-use, mixed-income multifamily housing developments in the city's neighborhoods through both new construction and adaptive reuse of existing structures.
  2. Preserve current affordable housing stock in both public and private sector control and thereby reduce loss of existing well-located affordable housing.
  3. Develop supportive housing for homeless families, individuals, and veterans.
  4. Produce infrastructure to support housing, including entitlement-eligible public improvements such as open space, landscaped areas, and related infrastructure near areas of concentrated housing.
  5. Create a reliable pipeline of these projects for future funding rounds.

The 2017 Notice of Funding Availability and Request for Proposals is available here:

2017 Notice of Funding Availability and Request for Proposals

Targeted Multifamily Housing Areas

Map of Targeted Multifamily Housing Areas

Tax Incentives

Please refer to the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation regarding which tax incentives might be available for your project:
Tax Incentives


Forms and Applications

Contractor Application

CHDO Application

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