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Detroit’s digital divide harms students, workforce participation

Detroit’s digital divide harms students, workforce participation If there is one thing that residents in Detroit know, it is that life is not fair. Despite this fact, Detroiters have worked hard for generations with the hope of getting ahead. To get ahead Detroiters have navigated a confusing network of public education options, have persisted in

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Amend the State Constitution to Improve Education

Amend the State Constitution to Improve Education Those who care about children, education, workforce opportunity, high-wage jobs and the future of the State of Michigan must unite to amend the State Constitution, adding a right to a quality education. This quality component added to Article VIII, Section 2, must include language to force the Michigan

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Detroit Dreams Deferred: Thousands Mortgage Ready but Many Miss Out

A Detroit Dreams Deferred: Thousands Mortgage Ready but Many Miss Out In the period from 2015-2019, about 1500 Detroiters per year completed homebuyer education courses, but less than 300/year reported purchasing a home. During this same period, most neighborhoods in the City of Detroit had less than 20% of property sales using mortgages, with some

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A Guide for Detroiters: Up to $45k to Buy a Home & Which Lenders Close Those Loans

A Guide for Detroiters: Up to $45k to Buy a Home & Which Lenders Close Those Loans The City of Detroit’s down payment assistance (DPA) program makes available up to $25,000 to support Detroiters seeking to purchase a home in the city. This short guide details how Detroit residents can access the city’s DPA funds,

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