Information for Residents
Home repair & preservation:
Preservation information and guides: Detailed information, guides, and links for specific restoration projects.
Historic District Designation = Money in Your Pocket: The value of living in a Historic District: enforcing historic standards increases everyone's property values.
Historical Architectual Work: An essay and information on historical renovation.
Old House Journal: A bit about The Old House Journal: the best source of information for historical renovation and preservation projects.
Preferred Contractor List: List of contractors recommended by neighbors who participated in the latest HBEA Home Preservation Fair.
Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Homestead Exemption: If you've moved into Boston-Edison recently, you may be eligible for a Homestead Exemption property tax reduction.
Appealing Property Tax Assessments: If you think to make a case to that your property tax assessment is too high, here's a step-by-step process for making your case.
Security Information: Information and guides on how to keep you and your home safe and secure.
Security Patrol: Find out more about the security patrol in Boston-Edison, and the benefits YOU get if you sign up.
Boston-Edison Radio Patrol: Get involved! A volunteer radio patrol run by the residents of Boston-Edison.
Zoning information: More informtion, forms, and guides on city-wide historic and zoning ordinances.
Detroit Zoning and Land Use Information: Detroit zoning maps and classifications, as well as the Detroit Zoning Ordinance.
Rental Property Inspections, Requirements and Responsibilities: Fact sheet from the city spelling out requirements for maintaining rental properties.
Vacant Property Registration Ordinance: Fact sheet from the city spelling out requirements for maintaining vacant properties.
Recycling and Trash:
Neighborhood Trash Pickup: The city of Detroit has a new trash pick-up schedule. More information here.
Recycling in Detroit: Interested in recycling? This tells you where, when, and how.
Donating a Used or Junk Car: If you have a used or junk car that you would like to get rid of, consider donating it to a charity.