• Investing $2.5 million to the city Affordable Housing Leveraging Fund to preserve and/or create some 200 new units in the project’s impact areaThe draft community benefits agreement now heads to Detroit City Council for approval. Ford has said it wants approval for the city breaks by mid-October so it can begin winterizing the train station.
• Providing $2.5 million to the Strategic Neighborhood Core City Fund for neighborhood park improvements, streetscape and mobility upgrades, financial support to help eligible seniors secure emergency home repair grants, and boosting a façade improvement program targeting impact area businesses
• Committing $5 million for workforce training, education and development, including $1 million to support other training programs for skilled trades jobs through Detroit at Work and $2 million in funds to be invested in workforce development programs as well as scholarships and initiatives for youths in the impact zone
• Launching a local hiring hall for Detroit residents with priority given to residents who live near the campus to seek jobs.
• Providing a way to include small local businesses in its development and make all retail and services at company buildings available to the public
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