City of Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund and Affordable Housing Leverage Fund

City of Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund and Affordable Housing Leverage Fund Situation The City of Detroit, Invest Detroit and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation – Detroit (LISC) engaged Van Dyke Horn (VDH) to help the three partner organizations manage communications for the pioneering Strategic Neighborhood Fund (SNF) and Affordable Housing Leverage Fund (AHLF). These initiatives […]

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The Platform’s Fisher Re-Opening

The Platform’s Fisher Building Reintroduction & Celebration Situation With 2015’s acquisition of the Fisher Building, a National Historic Landmark and one of the country’s most iconic skyscrapers, came the creation of a new powerhouse in Detroit real estate development. Peter Cummings, a Detroit real estate veteran, was drawn to the Fisher Building years ago when […]

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The Detroit Institute of Arts and Art is for Everyone Millage Campaign

The Detroit Institute of Arts’ “Art is for Everyone” Millage Campaign Situation In 2010, the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) decided to go to voters in southeast Michigan with a millage proposal to provide financial stability and allow the museum to turn its considerable fundraising skills from operations to endowment.  The DIA also recognized it […]

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