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Detroit Action: Establishing a Community Center

Detroit Action is a union of Black and Brown, low and no-income, homeless, and housing-insecure Detroiters fighting for housing and economic justice. With a grant from Progressive Multiplier, they are beginning to acquire a building accessible to the community, generate long-term revenue from mixed-use real estate leasing, marketing, and merchandise sales, and allow Detroit Action to create a hub for organizing power. 

The new community center will serve as a permanent home for Detroit Action that reflects the needs of its members and the broader community. The building will be designed for and by low and moderate-income Detroiters of color, displaying a commitment to the long-term social and economic growth of a vibrant and thriving Detroit that includes people of color and native residents. Ultimately, the building will allow Detroit Action to reduce operating costs and expand its programming and services. 

Branden Snyder, Co-Director Detroit Action-2

The organization is launching a building campaign to raise early funds for the project and is hiring a consultant to move the acquisition from planning to implementation. The capitol project to raise funds will honor Detroit’s history and heritage, address community needs and priorities, and maximize opportunities for long-term community benefit. 

Detroit Action is a union of Black and Brown, low and no-income, homeless and housing insecure Detroiter fighting for housing and economic justice. They are a grassroots, member-led, multigenerational, community-based organization fighting for real political power.