Detroit, MI Service Plan
In August, the City of Detroit Department of Neighborhoods officially released its 2017 Serve Detroit Service Plan which summarizes the efforts and initiatives of the City in executing three key service strategies and other major volunteer projects.Under the direction of Chief Service Officer, Victoria Kovari, the plan was designed to stabilize Detroit’s population by bringing together three major initiatives:
1. Keeping people in their homes by reducing the number of tax foreclosed properties.
2. Improving the financial stability of low-income households.
3. Mitigating blight in our neighborhoods.
Aligned closely with Mayor Duggan’s goal to increase Detroit’s population, this plan will leverage the resources of local government, resident volunteers, and corporate and faith-based volunteers to create a strategy that can successfully tackle some of the City’s most pressing problems. To accomplish the goals laid out in the plan, the City of Detroit has partnered with national nonprofit Cities of Service, an organization which helps mayors and city leaders top the knowledge, creativity, and service of citizens to solve public problems and create vibrant cities, as well as the Tax Foreclosure Prevention Working Group, the Partners in Service group, and Bloomberg Associates.