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March 2015
Mayor Duggan Announces No-Interest Home Repair Loans to Help Strengthen Neighborhoods

Mayor Duggan Announces No-Interest Home Repair Loans to Help Strengthen Neighborhoods

Mayor Mike Duggan joined city, community and nonprofit partners to unveil the Detroit 0% Interest Home Repair Loan Program, which will provide $8 million in financing for eligible homeowners looking to patch roofs, replace windows, upgrade plumbing and address structural or safety issues.
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Detroit Housing and Revitalization Department To Accept Proposals For Community Development Block Grant & Neighborhood Opportunity Fund

Detroit Housing and Revitalization Department To Accept Proposals For Community Development Block Grant & Neighborhood Opportunity Fund

The City of Detroit Housing and Revitalization Department (HRD) (formerly the Planning and Development Department) and the Legislative Policy Division (LPD) invites community organizations to submit proposals for projects to be funded through the 2015-2016 Community Development Block Grant/Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (CDBG/NOF) program. Proposal forms are available beginning March 11, 2015 at the CDBG/NOF workshops. Proposals will be also be available online in (non-fillable) PDF format on Ma...
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Mayor, Chief Craig announce 3-month Body Camera Trial Program

Mayor, Chief Craig announce 3-month Body Camera Trial Program

From March through June of this year, the Detroit Police Department will be testing out body worn cameras as it explores the possibility of fully implementing Body Cam technology later this year. Mayor Mike Duggan and Police Chief James Craig announced the trial program today as part of their efforts to bring greater transparency to the police Department in its interactions with the public.
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Detroit Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management to Test New Outdoor Warning Siren System this Saturday at 1PM

For the last several months, The Detroit Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM) has been working to enhance the City of Detroit’s early warning siren system. This system will notify the city of Detroit residents of an immediate or approaching weather emergency.
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Detroit Recreation Center to Offer Spring Camp While Schools Are Closed For Spring Break April 6-10

Would you like to keep your children active with some fun and interesting activities while schools are out on spring break? Four of the Detroit Recreation Centers will hold spring camp activities for children ages 6-12 while schools are on their spring break April 6-10.
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Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López to host a Job Fair in Southwest Detroit on March 13

The office of Council Member Raquel Castañeda-López, in partnership with SER Metro, is hosting a Career Fair on Friday, March 13, at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center, located at 2826 Bagley in Detroit. The Job Fair will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. More than 35 companies will be in attendance looking to employ Detroit residents for all levels of employment (entry-level, administrative, apprenticeship/training programs).
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New Programs Already Helping 7,500 Detroiters Save Their Homes From Foreclosure

New Programs Already Helping 7,500 Detroiters Save Their Homes From Foreclosure

More than 40 percent of the 18,000 Detroit families facing foreclosure on the home they own and occupy have taken advantage of new programs that are allowing them to keep their homes, Mayor Mike Duggan and Wayne County Treasurer Raymond Wojtowicz announced today. The deadline to enter into a payment plan is March 31, 2015.
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February 2015
Mayor Duggan Announces New Open Data Initiative to Give Public Greater Access to City Data and Information

Mayor Duggan Announces New Open Data Initiative to Give Public Greater Access to City Data and Information

Today, the City of Detroit took a major step toward becoming a more transparent government by launching the first phase of its new Initiative, which will make volumes of information more easily accessible to the public at no cost.
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Alert: Telephone Scam

It has been brought to our attention that some residents of Detroit have received calls from individuals claiming to work for the city. The caller asks that you allow them into your home to give you an estimate on flooring, roofing repair and other possible home repairs. The number to the Mayor's Office, (313-224-3400) appears on the caller ID, which will indicate "The City of Detroit."
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Mayor Duggan Appoints Internationally Recognized Urban Planner Maurice Cox to Guide City’s Future Land Use

Mayor Mike Duggan announced today the appointment Maurice Cox as Detroit’s new Planning Director. Cox was born and educated in New York City. He received his bachelor's in architecture from the prestigious Cooper Union School of Architecture and was awarded the Loeb Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Early in his career, he taught for Syracuse University’s Architecture Program in Florence, Italy, while practicing architecture in Florence for ten years. He also holds an h...
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