In Good Faith: Reimagining the Use of Land Contracts

For more than half a century, land contracts have been used to exploit and extract wealth from Black communities locked out of more traditional and regulated pathways to homeownership. But mission-driven organizations working in Detroit and Southeast Michigan have found that land contracts implemented by good-faith sellers can offer a sustainable pathway to homeownership and represent an important alternative for buyers without access to mortgage financing.

May 31, 2021
Karen Ann Kling, Strategic Projects Manager, Poverty Solutions, University of Michigan 
  • Detroit
Impact Areas
  • Racial Equity
  • Fair Housing