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CVA Open Letter to HRD

Due to CVA’s vocal opposition to the Van Dyke & Kercheval development, the City of Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department put CVA members on selection committees to choose developers for two projects in the Islandview area. However, these committees still lacked accessibility and transparency. In the February 19, 2019 CVA general meeting, we voted to send an open letter in opposition to the process and to deliver it in person at the next selection committee meeting (see news post).

Kercheval & Van Dyke Development

Check out our factsheet on the proposed development at Kercheval & Van Dyke!

Read CVA’s letter to City Council around the development at Kercheval & Van Dyke

View the community benefits CVA proposed of Roxbury Group and Invest Detroit.

CVA expanded our demands into an 18-page report

Released in April 2018, this report explains why CVA’s demands are necessary amid the administration’s failure to meet the needs of long-term Detroiters.

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CVA responds to the City’s announcement of a “Housing Fair”

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CVA testifies on “community engagement”

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CVA went to the City Planning Commission (an advisory committee for City Council planning and development) to testify on our terrible experience with “engagement” by the City. We submitted an info packet that documents our struggle against displacement, resegregation, and gentrification from March – October 2017. Seven of us spoke powerfully and some gave written testimony. See the analysis and mobilization we have done all this year to stop displacement!

Reply to Duggan’s “City for Everyone”

CVA replies to Mayor Duggan’s much-lauded 8 principles, highlighting where the rhetoric must stand up to reality to meet the needs of long-term Detroiters.

Election Day 2017

Copy of Election Day Flyer

CVA went to the polls — to tell people no matter the election result, our task remains: Join the Movement to Protect Homeowners and Renters! Defeat Racist Displacement in Detroit!

Call to Form City-Wide Committee
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Gentrification is a city-wide threat, so we must come together across Detroit to develop our analysis and make this fight for our homes! Let’s build the movement against racist displacement!

Poster for our neighborhood march and rally
Flyer for informational picket at City “engagement” meeting.
Flyer to Rally Against Billionaires Getting More Tax Money — Detroit is Not for Sale!

 October 2017 CVA Meeting Flyer