We are homeowners & renters standing strong against displacement
The Charlevoix Village Association (CVA) has been an active neighborhood association in the Islandview area of Detroit since the 1970’s. Many of our families have lived in this community for generations.
For years, mass school closings, home mortgage and tax foreclosures, and the gutting of city services like libraries, rec centers, and public transit have been used to push out our friends and families in droves. And now that the developers of the “New Detroit” have taken interest in our neighborhood, we face mass displacement through higher rent and taxes, home insurance, rising cost of living, etc.
We are building a movement against displacement, resegregation, and gentrification in response to plans for inequitable “redevelopment” in our neighborhood and throughout Detroit. We want real guarantees built into redevelopment plans that prevent displacement of the poor, working-class, and largely black long-term residents of our community. Read our demands for the city of Detroit.