WSU works with Midtown developers to attract residents to neighborhood

Wayne State University is encouraging Midtown developers to offer incentives for its employers that are looking to move into the neighborhood. Currently, 413 units in 21 properties offer discounts of some kind.


"We want our 9,000 faculty and staff to live in Midtown," said Francine Wunder, director of corporate and public affairs for WSU, Detroit's eighth-largest employer.

Wayne State's move comes as several colleges and universities in the nation are taking a more active role in encouraging homeownership in their communities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development even operates an office that helps universities form partnerships with their communities.

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