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Detroit Daily Round-Up 1/13: KeyBank invests $10 million into Detroit's affordable housing and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Thursday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. I hope everyone is staying warm in this classic Michigan weather, throughout my life this is something I've never gotten used to.

At least tomorrow is Friday!

Today is Thursday, January 13, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

KeyBank invests $10M into affordable housing in Detroit

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On Wednesday, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and LISC Detroit announced that KeyBank will be investing $10 million into the Detroit Housing for the Future Fund.

According to a press release, the DHFF represents the largest single private commitment to affordable housing in Detroit.

Duggan spoke about KeyBank's donation, and the impact that it will have on residents.

“We are seeing major progress in neighborhoods across the city, but we have to ensure that all Detroiters can benefit from our city’s comeback, especially those who stuck with the city during its toughest times,” Duggan said. “KeyBank’s generous commitment helps ensure that all Detroiters, no matter their income, will have the opportunity to live in quality housing and in any neighborhood they choose.”

Woodward Avenue to lose lanes for cycling and walking in redesign

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According to city officials in Ferndale, Woodward Avenue will receive a redesign aimed at slowing down traffic and protecting pedestrians and cyclists.

The change, which is referred to as a "road diet", will take a lane from each side of the roadway, creating space for protected bike lanes while providing safer crossings for pedestrians.

Metro Detroit nonprofit set to open homeless shelter for women and children by April

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After raising $1.6 million to renovate a formerly vacant three-story building in downtown Mount Clemens, the Macomb County Regional Emergency Shelter Team plans to use the location to house around 45 women and children for up to 90 days at a time.

According to MCREST, the shelter is expected to open to guests by April, and will provide meals, education and training services for homeless women and children.

Detroit ranked as No. 3 most bedbug-infested US city

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According to Orkin's 2022 Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list, Detroit was ranked the No. 3 most infested U.S. city.

Other Michigan cities on the pest control company's list included Flint at No. 23 and Lansing at No. 48.

Chicago attained the No. 1 spot for the second consecutive year.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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