Mayor’s Update to Residents – August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022 / Comments (0)


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Detroit Means Business gets $9M ARPA boost to provide financial support to city’s small businesses

DMB helps Hair Salon Nefertiti Harris, owner of Textures by Nefertiti, received non-financial support from the Detroit Means Business (DMB) to navigate the COVID pandemic and recently opened her new location on Woodward Avenue near Grand Boulevard.

Thanks to a $9-million allocation approved by City Council, small businesses in Detroit negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic soon will have the opportunity for direct financial support through Detroit Means Business (DMB), a small business service initiative housed within the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC). The funds are coming from the City’s share of American Rescue Plan Act funds.

  • $2 million in loan and grant awards to increase small business capacity
  • $3 million in small business debt pay-down assistance, specifically for small businesses with high-cost debt
  • $2 million in direct small business support for digital supportive services, mentoring and coaching, growth and strategy programming, technical assistance, workshops, and seminars

The remaining funding will be allocated toward additional program staffing and administration services over the three-year project period.

Detroit Means Business was created early in 2020 to provide technical support and connections to financial resources to small businesses struggling to survive the COVID pandemic.  These new programs represent the first time Detroit Means Business will be able to provide direct financial support to Detroit’s small business.

For more information, read the full story at Detroit Means Business (

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Do Your Part to Keep Detroit Clean

Bulk and Yard Waste Reminders

The City of Detroit collects bulk items (all year) and yard waste (April – December) every other week at the curb. Here are some reminders:

Bulk Items
Bulk items and yard waste should not be mixed.  Those items should be placed in separate piles at the curb.

Yard Waste
Yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, twigs, etc.) should be placed in paper lawn bags. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be collected.

When items exceed the bulk limit or include materials not collected at the curb (like construction debris), residents have options.

DPW Paid Pickup Service
The Department of Public Works will pick up items for $40 per cubic yard. Call (313) 876-0004 for details.

Use FREE Drop-Off Locations
Residents can dispose of their bulk, yard waste, and household hazardous items for free. Go here for details.

For more information on how to keep the city clean, visit

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Contact the Civil Rights, Inclusion & Opportunity at:

2 Woodward Avenue, Suite 1240, Detroit, MI 48226
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(313) 224-4950, fax: (313) 224-3434

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Monkeypox Vaccine Available to Detroiters

The City of Detroit has begun providing doses of the Jynneos vaccines to Detroiters who have been exposed to the Monkeypox virus or who suspect they have been exposed. The vaccines are made available through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

The vaccine will be used as first doses during initial allocations from MDHHS to Detroiters in need on the following basis:

  • Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) – To prevent development of the virus in individuals who have been exposed to the Monkeypox virus
  • Expanded Post-Exposure Prophylaxis – Individuals with risk behaviors in geographies, settings, events or venues with known Monkeypox virus transmission in the previous 14 days

Monkeypox vaccinations are being administered at the following locations:

  • Wayne HIV/STI Clinic at 50 East Canfield                   M-F 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

1st & 3rd Saturdays 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Detroit Health Department at 100 Mack Avenue          M-F 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Further information about the Monkeypox virus, and who should get vaccinated, is available by calling the Detroit Health Department nurse hotline Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at (313) 876-4444 or send an email to

Read the full story at Monkeypox Vaccine Available (

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Vaccine 6 month and up

Pediatric vaccinations and children booster shots are available by appointment only at both pediatric vaccination locations operated by the Detroit Health Department. The City also is providing booster doses for children ages 5-11 who are eligible five months after completing their initial series.

  • Detroit Health Department, 100 Mack Avenue
    Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers
    Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Older children ages 12 and older can obtain vaccinations and boosters on a walk-in basis at all Health Department vaccination sites, including Saturday pediatric pop-up health clinics scheduled in neighborhoods across Detroit during July and August. Free lead screenings are also available. A full list of vaccination sites can be found on the Health Department’s website or call (313) 230-0505. Bring vaccination card to appointment.

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