For residents of Boston-Edison: your guide on where to find information and resources about the neighborhood and the city.
Around the City
Detroit-Wayne County Directory: Links and how-to guides for the most popular services in Detroit and Wayne County.
Trash, Waste, & Recycling:
Neighborhood Trash Pickup Schedule: A quick guide to the city of Detroit's trash pick-up schedule. To sign up for text message reminders from the city the evening before each pickup day, text your street address to 313-800-7905.
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.
Insurance and Property Taxes:
Assessments and Property Tax: A primer on how assessments and taxes work.
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.
Financial Help with your Property Tax: Programs from the city of Detroit.
Home Repair & Preservation:
More Historic Preservation Information: A wealth of detailed information, guides, how-to instructions, and links for specific restoration projects.
Contractor List: List of contractors recommended by neighbors who participated in the latest HBEA Home Preservation Fair.
Historic District Designation = Money in Your Pocket: The value of living in a Historic District: enforcing historic standards increases everyone's property values.
Financial Help with Your Home: Programs from the city of Detroit.
City Zoning & Property Ordinances:
More Zoning and Ordinance Information: More information, forms, and guides on city-wide historic and zoning ordinances.
Home Occupations and Offices: R-1 zoning prohibits homes from being used as a place of business, but does allow small home offices.
Restrictions on Parking: R-1 zoning limits what types of vehicles are allowed in the neighborhood and where they can be parked.
State of Michigan Online Services: Find Michigan services and resources available online.
Consumer Protection Guide: Consumer rights in many transactions, including home loans.
Taxpayer Guide: Michigan income and property tax guide.
Veteran's Benefits: Services and benefits for military veterans.
Schools near Boston-Edison: Excellent Schools Detroit and their partner site, Great Schools in Detroit, has identified excellent schools, both public and private, all over Detroit.
Research Your Home's History: Want to know more about your home and who lived there? See this guide on how to find out.