Equity in Detroit Neighborhoods
At the BECDD 2018 and 2019 Annual Summits, BECDD stakeholders presented several “foundational” statements that they developed, to represent the values and philosophy that should guide how community development is carried out in Detroit. At the 2020 BECDD Virtual Summit, these ideas were reinforced. Read them here and let us know your thoughts!
In 2019 the BECDD Funders Discussion Group asked consultants Garland Yates and John Ziraldo to research models around the country for Equitable Community Development Funding. Their report and recommendations examine both the national and local Detroit context, reminds us of the origins of Community Development in the USA and its commitment to equity, offers several examples of equitable funding models, and makes recommendations for what Detroit community development stakeholders can do to disrupt inequitable development in Detroit and generate equitable development.