Funding for the 2015 Fiscal Year have been Exhausted

Updated: 9/3/2015

In 2011, the Live Midtown program was launched with a 5 year timeframe, and the program is currently in its 5th year. Due to the success of the program, many people have been able to move to Midtown and experience everything it has to offer. We have seen an increase in the number of participants that have taken advantage of the program. Unfortunately, this also means that there has been an increase in the amount of allocated funds, and we have reached our funding limit. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2015 year.

We understand that the incentive has been beneficial to those who have participated in the program. We hope that the Live Midtown program may continue in some capacity in 2016. As of right now we do not have a definitive answer on the future of the program. Stay tuned for more updates.




Alternative Incentive Program

Those looking to participate in the Live Midtown program may be upset to find that the program is winding down its fifth and final pilot year. Those still looking to purchase a home in Detroit are urged to take a look at the HomeLift program offered by Wells Fargo. This program offers up to $15,000 in down payment assistance. For more information, please visit Wells Fargo.

It Pays to Live in Midtown!

That is…if you work at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) or Wayne State University (WSU). As if being a moment’s walk from one of 10 theaters, nine museums, over 40 restaurants, 12 galleries, charming boutique retail, and more, wasn’t enough! Now, there are financial incentives to live here for employees of these three major anchor institutions.

Yes, Live Midtown is a residential living program aimed to entice you, as a DMC, HFHS or WSU employee, to live and invest in a Midtown home. There are four incentive options to accommodate those looking to purchase or rent a home, and current homeowners interested in exterior improvements.

Your housing choices are endless – own or rent; condo or rowhouse; low-rise or mid-rise; historic or new construction – so dive into this Web site and learn more about the incentives and how to take advantage of them.

Most importantly, make sure to Live Midtown, where life is art!