Who is eligible for the I-75 Environmental Mitigation Program?
Residents are eligible for the I-75 Environmental Mitigation Program if they meet the following requirements:
- Live in the yellow or green zones on the map located here
- Landlord or owner- occupant before June 23, 2017
- Own or operate a property that is within 300 feet of the planned I-75 Service Drive
- Have not been acquired by the Michigan Department of Transportation to facilitate construction of the bridge.
Who is eligible for the Home Swap Program?
Residents are eligible for the Home Swap Program if they meet the following requirements
- Live in the light blue or yellow zone on the map located here
- Owner and occupant before June 23, 2017
Which acceptable documents do I need to provide?
Participants of the Home Swap program must submit documentation with their application. The purpose of these documents is to determine eligibility and to help calculate your Delray score. These documents will help establish homeownership, a mortgage balance (if any), your occupancy, a medical condition for anyone in the household, and presence of any children under the age of 5. Documents must be valid and current. Other documents may also be accepted.
Is there a fee to participate in either program?
No, participation in the Home Swap or I-75 Environmental Mitigation Program will not cost participants money. However, if participants want to contribute their own money or seek a mortgage to make additional improvements, they are able to do so.
Who will pay for the I-75 Environmental Mitigation Program renovations and moving costs?
The City of Detroit is paying for the renovations with funds received from an agreement between Canada and the State of Michigan.
If I’m eligible for this program, do I have to participate?
All programs are optional for you to participate in.
What upgrades are included in the I-75 Environmental Mitigation Program renovation process?
The I-75 Environmental Mitigation Program upgrades will include some or all of the following: updated windows, HVAC systems, and air filters.
Once I choose a new home, how long will it take before I can move in?
Once you choose a home, construction can take up to 6-9 months depending on the Bridging Neighborhoods schedule.
Can I tour a home and the neighborhood before I choose it?
Residents can tour a home and neighborhood before they choose it. Residents are always welcome to tour dynamic Detroit neighborhoods on their own. There will also be additional tours available during the process facilitated by the Bridging Neighborhoods team.
If your questions are not answered here you can contact the Bridging Neighborhoods team at (313) 628-2231 or via email at [email protected]. To learn more about the new bridge project please visit Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority.