Interested in learning more about how to redevelop a vacant school? The list below includes links to various tools and resources that are available in Detroit.
A comprehensive list of financial support for development within Detroit.
List of available funding opportunities, requests for proposals (RFPs), and other information from the City of Detroit HRD.
A comprehensive overview of the different types of tax abatements and other incentives available in Detroit.
A group of Detroit-based Community Development Finance Institutions (CDFI) that provide investment, loans, and banking services in order to promote community development, growth, local employment, and strong and healthy neighborhoods.
A helpful chart to help identify the right Detroit-based CDFI for you, based on type of project and type of financing needed.
An overview of development support offered by LISC Detroit, including for housing, education, health, business, and nonprofit projects.
A fund created by LISC Detroit, the City of Detroit, and MSHDA in order to invest in affordable housing in Detroit.
The Detroit Zoning Ordinance allows for 19 special uses in school redevelopment projects. Since most schools are zoned for low-density residential (R1 or R2), this provision was passed to allow a greater variety of neighborhood-friendly uses.
For general inquiries about this project or individual vacant school properties, please contact:
Project Manager & Architecture Historian
City of Detroit - Planning and Development Dept.