City to host fair on Feb 7th to help residential contractors tap into growing list of Detroit home rehab programs

DETROIT, MI – The City of Detroit is working to help home improvement contractors in the city tap into the growing opportunity for work in the city by hosting a fair to get them connected with a range of home rehab programs and city departments.  The city’s first Residential Contractor Fair will be held on Wednesday, February 7th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Patton Recreation Center, located at 2301 Woodmere in SW Detroit. 

The event will provide an opportunity for contractors to learn about residential rehab work in the city of Detroit and how to become eligible to participate in a number of rehab programs.  Among the programs represented will be:

  • Senior Emergency Home Repair Program
  • Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program
  • 0% Interest Home Repair Loan Program
  • Bridging Neighborhoods Home Swap program
  • Rehabbed & Ready

Attendees also will be able to receive information about how to receive certifications to do lead and asbestos remediation, as well as information about how to get registered as a vendor for the city of Detroit.

“Detroit is experiencing a tremendous amount of residential rehabilitation in our neighborhoods, ranging from improvements to occupied homes to the complete renovation of thousands of vacant homes,” said Mayor Mike Duggan.  “There is going to continue to be a tremendous demand for contractors for years to come and we want to help them find out how to access these opportunities.”

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Among the city departments, agencies and partners represented at the fair will be:

  • Buildings, Safety Engineering & Environmental Department (BSEED)
  • Office of Contracting & Procurement
  • Detroit LISC
  • Detroit Land Bank Authority
  • Detroit Training Center
  • Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
  • SER Metro
  • Michigan Minority Contractors Association

For more information, please call 313-628-2231