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Detroit's affordable housing fund gets $10M boost

Detroit — An effort to add and preserve affordable housing in Detroit got a $10 million boost Wednesday, one of its largest commitments since the fund launched last year, officials said.

1/12/2022 - See full article by The Detroit News by Amelia Benavides Colon.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan joined with city housing officials and representatives from KeyBank to announce the latest donation to the Detroit Housing for the Future Fund. The KeyBank contribution is the second-largest committed so far to the fund that aims to preserve 10,000 units of existing affordable housing in Detroit and to develop another 2,000 units.

Julie Schneider, director of the city's housing and revitalization department, noted Wednesday that 1,300 affordable units have been completed or under construction since 2018. Additionally, 5,700 existing units have had their affordable rents extended for another 15 to 30 years or are in the pipeline for extensions, officials said.

*Please note clarification to the full article is is that KeyBank's made a $10 million dollar investment (not donation) to the Detroit Housing for the Future Fund


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