Sean Gilikin – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

Sean Gilikin

Week 5: The Impending Rent Crisis

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/06/26/whitmer-extends-eviction-ban/3264452001/ Covid-19 has wrought havoc in nearly every aspect of life in the U.S. and across the world, and home rental is no different. Given the widespread unemployment, it was predictable that many people would struggle to afford their rent. Thankfully, Governor Whitmer among other political leaders have sought to mitigate the damages by enacting …

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Week 2: Nortown Community Development Corporation

I have the privilege of working with Nortown Community Development Corporation this summer. Nortown CDC is a “place-based, grass roots collaborative of residents, businesses, institutions and affiliated nonprofits committed to economic revitalization of Northeast Detroit.” Their mission is to bring their community together for the purpose of improving their surroundings through blight abatement, economic development, …

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