Map: Community Development Block Grant Allocations 1975 – 1982

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This map was created and featured in “Race and Uneven Development” by Joe T. Darden, Richard C. Hill, June Thomas, and Richard Thomas.

“During the period from 1975 to 1982, funds the city spent in specific, identifiable areas constituted approximately 45 percent of all of the city’s CDBG [Community Development Block Grant] expenditures. […] As Map 5.3 illustrates, the city targeted many of the CDBG funds to the central business district, the riverfront, and the Central Functions area (Woodward Corridor), just as it proposed to do with economic development money.

If anything this map shows the long trajectory of development in Detroit. Since the 1970s funding was being allocated to the same areas that are seeing new changes and renewed focus today. History is a critical piece of understanding various issues in Detroit and most especially with development and funding.

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