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Project Summary
Community Energy Efficiency Financial Incentive Program

Public/Private Partnership since 2010 - The Community Energy Financing Program is an incentive-based mechanism to provide low-cost financing to property owners who wish to make permanent, energy efficiency or renewable energy improvements to their residential or commercial property. The program will leverage revenue bond funding to provide the up-front capital to owners through a special ...
Birmingham/Troy Multi-Modal Transit Center Study Area

Shared Services since 2008 - In order to ensure the success of the proposed Birmingham/Troy Multi-Modal Transit Center, the two cities have entered into a joint planning agreement for the specified area consisting of the Birmingham/Troy Multi-Modal Transit Center Study Area. This area directly surrounding the proposed transit center will make use of Transit Oriented ...
Dundee Economic Stimulus Package

Individual Community Effort since 2008 - The Village of Dundee created an Economic Stimulus Package to attract new commercial and residential developments. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2008, the village offered to lower the price of all residential and commercial building permits to $1. The intention was to attract developers to the area and increase ...
Housing Rehabilitation

Public/Private Partnership since 2008 - The City of River Rouge uses their share of Wayne County's Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to purchase $1 homes from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Instead of demolishing these blighted homes, the city partners with local home builders to rehabilitate the properties and reintroduce them ...
Warren's Operation Clean Sweep

Individual Community Effort since 2008 - This program to conduct organized neighborhood checks on blighted properties in the City of Warren. Mayor James R. Fouts brought together the following city departments to form the Clean Sweeps Task Force: assessing, communications, property maintenance, building inspections, public works, planning, police, and sanitation to inspect properties annually. Over 70,000 ...
Cities of Promise

Public/Private Partnership since 2007 - The Cities of Promise is an initiative that aims to re-develop Michigan communities and reduce poverty in cities experiencing devastating conditions due to declining population, extreme poverty, loss of industry and jobs, crumbling infrastructure and blighted neighborhoods. MSHDA has made a commitment to fund up to $25 million over a ...
Kids Build

Educational Partnership since 2007 - The Kids Build program was started in late 2007 as part of a technical education program in Oak Park High School. Students worked with professional builders to rebuild a blighted home destroyed by fire. Many of the supplies used were donated by local businesses while the project was funded by ...
Partners in Planning

Shared Services since 2007 - The Monroe County Planning Department met with all local Monroe County governments and the Census Bureau to coordinate the update of the local addresses in preparation for the 2010 Census. Because the county GIS Coordinator is responsible for all updates which are used by the emergency 911 and central dispatches, ...
Pooling Community Development Block Grants (CDBG's)

Shared Services since 2007 - The five Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods all receive their Community Development Block Grant funding through the county. Four of the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods work with Services for Older Citizens (SOC) to pool the funding and allow the organization to coordinate and administer the projects funded by ...
Good Neighborhoods

Public/Private Partnership since 2006 - The Skillman Foundation has made a 10 year, $100 million commitment to the City of Detroit in the form of its Good Neighborhoods project. This project identifies six neighborhoods in Detroit that are among the most impoverished. Combined, these neighborhoods are home to 1/3 (65,000) of the City's children. The ...
Saline Sustainability Circle

Shared Services since 2005 - The Saline Sustainability Circle (SSC) is a collaboration of municipalities within the Saline Area School District. The SSC meets every third Tuesday of the month to discuss topics of interest that impact the Saline area. Topics include a variety of regional and local issues, and members of the ...
Habitat for Humanity - Affordable Housing

Public/Private Partnership since 2004 - Habitat for Humanity was interested in building in Canton, but was unable to do so because of high property values - the average buildable residential lot cost $50,000. Canton was interested in providing affordable single-family housing, but had no home construction capabilities. Also, land costs plus construction costs would make ...
In-sourcing for Inspection Services

Individual Community Effort since 2004 - In previous years, the City of St. Clair Shores used to contract for rental inspection services from a private firm. Due to the costs associated with these services and the initiative by the city to reduce such costs, the city decided to cancel their contracting services for rental inspections and ...
Oakland County Assessing

Shared Services since 2004 - Oakland County replaced its Mainframe Assessing and Tax Systems with BS&A Software's Assessing and Tax Applications and made these applications available to local governments using Citrix technology. The BS&A applications are integrated with additional on-line services such as Enterprise GIS, Pay Local Taxes, Sketching, Online Personal Property Statements and others. ...
Motor City Makeover/Adopt-A-Shelter Initiatives

Individual Community Effort since 2002 - The City of Detroit has many initiatives in which area residents, businesses, and community organizations can volunteer to help beautify the city and create a more pleasant and safer community in which to live, work, and play. Two of these programs include the Motor City Makeover and the Detroit Department ...
Re$tore Detroit

Public/Private Partnership since 2001 - This program provides technical assistance, training and funding to community-based organizations (CBOs) engaged in revitalization of commercial districts and is modeled after the National Main Street Approach. The National Main Street Approach advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment, and the rebuilding of traditional commercial districts based on their ...
Eastside Planners' Roundtable

Shared Services since 2000 - The community development staff members of each involved community meet quarterly to discuss the relevant issues that the communities are facing. The topics range from how to manage and handle blights to economic development initiatives to departmental structure. By understanding what is being done in surrounding communities, each individual municipality ...
Telegraph Tomorrow Association

Public/Private Partnership since 1998 - The group was formed to promote, foster and implement a vision for Telegraph Road. Goals for the organization include:
  • Strengthen the area's economic vitality as a major commercial corridor by fostering appropriate development and marketing.
  • Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the road in moving people and goods.
  • Improve ...
  • Carver Subdivision Revitalization

    Public/Private Partnership since 1995 - The Carver Subdivision Revitalization project is a cooperative venture designed to redevelop a distressed neighborhood in the southeast portion of Westland. The Carver Subdivision is geographically isolated from the rest of Westland and has been an area of concern for crime, drug use and social malaise. The revitalization effort is ...
    Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA)

    Shared Services since 1964 - The Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) works within these two counties to reduce the causes and effects of poverty. They advocate for their clients and encourage citizen participation in local government to initiate/improve programs, etc. OLHSA is a not-for-profit organization and a community action agency that was started in ...
    Contracting Non-Citizen Direct Services

    Individual Community Effort - The City of Wixom contracts with a number of private firms and Oakland County for a number of non-direct citizen services necessary to the functions of the city. A few of these activities include:
  • Pavement crack repairs
  • All Water and Sewer services
  • Yard Waste Management
  • Assessing services
  • Engineering
  • Planning
  • Legal/Attorney Services
  • GIS
  • IT
  • Street Sweeping
  • All municipal lighting ...
  • Eyes and Ears of Southfield

    Individual Community Effort - Eyes and Ears of Southfield is a way for citizens to report code violations within the community. During business hours, the phone is answered by the Neighborhood Center, after hours, citizens can leave a message detailing the problem. This program allows code enforcement officers to perform their jobs more efficiently ...
    Fire Insurance Withholding

    Individual Community Effort - In order to combat blight and ensure damaged properties are repaired, the City of Wixom has made use of PA 216 of 1998 also known as the Fire Insurance Withholding Act. The law states “If a claim is filed for a loss to insured real property due to fire ...
    Neighborhood and Information Center

    Individual Community Effort - The Neighborhoods and Information Center is a link between residents and City Government. It is located in the lobby of city hall and is open to the public. It serves as a place for new and current citizens to get information about the city, education, and programs. They pass along ...
    Wayne County Land Bank

    Public/Private Partnership - The Wayne County Land Bank is a governmental authority whose purpose is to manage abandoned, underutilized, or blighted property and turn it into a productive use. To envision a safe, clean, green and prosperous Wayne County the Land Bank encourages investment, revitalization, and rehabilitation.
    To do this the Land Bank ...