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State & Hill

Julie Schneider: Public servants advancing the public good

Apr 24, 2024
Within the last 5 years, $1 billion has been invested in affordable housing in the City of Detroit to create and preserve 12,000 housing units. Julie Schneider facilitated the planning process and is now overseeing its...
In the Media

Erb-Downward: Evictions disproportionately impact young children

Oct 2, 2023 The New York Times
“​​It’s really a different section of the housing market that people are being pushed into,” said Jennifer Erb-Downward, who analyzes poverty and housing policy at the University of Michigan.  “We’ve trapped families into this,” Ms. Erb-Downward...
Program in Practical Policy Projects

City of Flint Employee Homeownership Incentive Pilot Program

September 2022 - December 2022
Margaret Koberstein (BA '24), Andrew Theut (BA ‘24)
Two students provided Flint Councilwoman Tonya Burns with data and information on housing incentive programs and mortgage down payment assistance. The Flint housing market has some of the most affordable housing in the country, however, despite this, housing insecurity in Flint continues to be a pressing issue. There are multiple causes of this issue ranging from low incomes and job security, to thousands of blighted houses in the community, and the effects of redlining are still being felt to this day. Many residents of Flint cannot afford to buy houses, yet Flint has ample housing stock. To...