Information for Residents
For contact numbers and websites for the city of Detroit and Wayne County, see the directory of city and county services.
HBEA has complied some information that might be of use to residents in a number of areas:
Zoning and Historic Preservation
Ordinanaces, forms, and links to the city zoning and historical requirements.
Exterior work on homes in the District must be approved by the Historic Commission. Here's how to do it right.
Frequently asked questions about the Detroit Historic Commission and their regulations.
List of cantractors recommended by neighbord who participated in the latest HBEA Contracttor Fair.
If you've moved into the Boston-Edison Historic District after December 31, 1997, you may be eligible for a Homestead Exemption which will reduce your property tax up to 35%.
Many Boston-Edison residents have homes whose assessed value is greater than current sale prices. If you are one of these residents, you may want to make a case to the City Assessor that your property tax assessment is too high. Here's a step-by-step process.
Recycling and Trash
Interested in recycling? This tells you where, when, and how.
The city of Detroit has re-implemented bulk trash pickup, with a scedule that varies throughout the neighborhood. More information here.
If you have a used or junk car that you would like to get rid of, consider donating it to a charity. Multiple organizations in the Detroit area will accept donations of used automobiles.
Find out more about the security patrol in Boston-Edison, and the benefits YOU get if you sign up.
Get involved! A volunteer radio patrol run by the residents of Boston-Edison.
How to keep you and your home safe and secure.
The Skillman Foundation, a private organization whose aim is to develop good schools in Detroit, has identified good schools, both public and private, all over Detroit. Many of these schools are within easy reach of the Boston-Edison neighborhood.