Mayor Duggan announces plan to restart $120M in construction projects with 170 new affordable housing units
Mayor Mike Duggan announced today that the City’s commitment to affordable housing resumes today, as construction will pick back up on six projects across Detroit that will add more than 170 affordable units, plus shelter beds and supportive housing.
Work on the combined $120 million in development, consisting of a total of 370 new units, had been delayed because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Contractors will be required to follow the City’s COVID-19 Safe Workplace Standards for Construction Sites, including testing, workplace distancing, mandatory use of facemasks and thorough sanitization of worksites and vehicles. The workers will receive free testing.
These projects already had funding secured before the COVID-19 crisis struck, meaning that they will continue, regardless of economic conditions caused by the virus outbreak.
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COVID-19 Testing Continues at Michigan State Fairgrounds, City Offers Detroiters Access to Doctors and $2 Rides
Free testing is still available for Detroiters with COVID-19 symptoms and essential workers at the State Fairgrounds.
Detroiters with COVID-19 Symptoms
Detroit physician offices are accepting new patients for Detroiters without insurance or a primary care physician. Once a person has a doctor’s prescription and appointment time, they can get a ride for $2 to the State Fairgrounds in a safe, sanitary vehicle through IntelliRide.
Business owners providing essential services can call (313) 230-0505, register their company and receive an access code. Their employees then should call (313) 230-0505 anytime between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday – Sunday and provide the code to schedule a test. These employees will not need a doctor’s prescription for the test, and do not have to be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
The free testing will continue at the Fairgrounds with roughly 1000 tests being administered daily.
For more information on how to get an appointment for COVID-19 testing at the State Fairgrounds, go to detroitmi.gov/coronavirus.
Violators of the Governor’s executive orders to stay home, practice physical distancing and avoid public gatherings