About Us

Dream of Detroit is combining community organizing with housing and land development to build a healthy community and empower a marginalized neighborhood on the Westside of Detroit. We engage in housing development, economic development, and community organizing.

To date, we’ve rehabbed nearly 10 homes, welcoming new families and organizations into our neighborhood. We also offer entrepreneurship training courses, host an annual street fair with thousands in attendance, and join in coalitions to promote more beautiful and secure neighborhoods.

Dream of Detroit envisions a city anchored in its sustainable neighborhoods; a city where homeownership, small business development and cooperative economics, local food sourcing, and access to education and the arts are priorities of every neighborhood; and a city where compassion and mercy define the relationships of its residents.

Who Funds Us

To date, hundreds of small donors who have given in one-time and monthly gifts that have empowered us to do our work. Their support has been buoyed by institutional support from the following organizations:

  • The Kresge Foundation
  • Solidaire Network
  • Islamic Relief USA
  • Marguerite Casey Foundation
  • Bike & Build
  • GenerationOn
  • Qazi Family Foundation
  • Syed Foundation

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