In an effort to improving living conditions and ensure all landlords were compliant with city ordinances, the City launched a mass hiring of building inspectors and ZIP code by ZIP code inspections of registered or suspected rental housing. Many advocates were concerned that this might lead to an inadvertent mass eviction crisis, but eviction is already too commonplace in Detroit. The effort has been very slow and difficult to manage, but has continued. Many tenants have been able to win court cases because delinquent landlords have been shown not to be compliant with city ordinances.
The improvement of housing in Detroit will require upgrades and assurances of safety and quality. This map helps keep track of where landlords have kept up with health and safety compliance or not.