2021 Wins

January 14, 2022

2021 Wins

From the 2022 Martin Luther King Day edition of the Detroit People's Platform NEWS.

In the midst of a difficult and disappointing 2021, DPP celebrates the organizing WINS based on the work of Detroiters across the city.  Thank you for keeping the vision for a just and equitable Detroit alive! 

#1 - The culmination of three years organizing and advocacy DPP and resident leaders WON adoption of several key amendments by Detroit Charter Revision Commission appearing on the Proposal P ballot by DPP and resident leaders including: adoption of Passenger Bill of Rights; Expanding the current CBA Ordinance; mandated funding for the Housing Trust Fund and local housing affordability formula.

#2 - We WON a modest increase in affordable housing and home repair in municipal budget for 2021-2022.

#3 - Resolution by city council in support of local Area Median Income (AMI) formula to address the Detroit affordable housing crisis.

#4 - Increased funding for Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) for paratransit services



#5 - $3.4 million dollar investment from the Housing Trust Fund resulting in 100 units of affordable housing resulting in expanded housing opportunities for low income housing with children; vulnerable youth; and formerly homeless individuals. 




#6 - City Council passes newly amended CBA ordinance that mandates greater transparency for Neighborhood Advisory Council members;  More timely document share and reporting by Tier 1 and Tier 2 developers; Resident seat on the powerful Enforcement Committee.



#7 - Justice For Beniteau residents WINs!  The Michigan Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) cites Stellantis for multiple air quality violations vindicating resident-led complaints; Justice for Beniteau residents WIN commitment from Detroit Planning Commission members to conduct an equity analysis on the current zoning laws in the city of Detroit.  City Council votes unanimously to advance a resolution to require a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) to include home repair OR voluntary relocation. Beniteau Residents have filed a Civil Rights complaint with the EPA against EGLE. We stand in SOLIDARITY with Beniteau!


#8 - DPP and resident leaders who are renters participate in the Right to Counsel Coalition organizing in support of a strong RTC ordinance that aims to reduce household evictions and offers improved protections for vulnerable renter households.

From the 2022 Martin Luther King Day edition of the Detroit People's Platform NEWS.


People's Platform NEWS 21

Vol. 21, Martin Luther King Day 2022