This work was done, in response to The Neighborhood Challenge and a need for a Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy recommended by the Housing Analysis for Midland County, Michigan 2018 by czbLLC. An analysis was completed for a specific neighborhood section, asking the question, “ Why is there private investment not occurring in the neighborhood to sustain it, and are there ways to create investment momentum to restore struggling neighborhoods to their former glory?” It is our view that we should get started, target a neighborhood to improve and pilot concepts, then scale to other parts of the city, we are now seeking input on the intention, recommendations and concepts.
Principles of Intervention | The Neighborhood Challenge
1. Keep good owners in their homes or create new good owners where possible
2. Undertake programming to increase home ownership where it makes sense
3. Regulate and support rental properties to provide quality housing to low-income renters