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AARP Livable Communities 

Free publications to help community leaders and residents make where they live more livable for people of all ages

Brick + Beam

A community for property owners, tradespeople, and building rehabbers of all levels

Bridge Detroit

a non-profit news and engagement organization that is laser focused on lifting up the issues that Detroiters themselves identify as important to their lives.

Design Guide for Real Estate Development 

A practical workbook helping developers address each part of the real estate development process and integrate local culture into projects authentically.

Detroit Future City - Working w. Lots Field Guide

The Working with Lots Program encourages Detroiters to install one of 38 lot designs to activate community spaces, beautify neighborhoods and address increased rainfall through green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) practices.

Detroit Training Center
Home improvement workshops and workforce development training related to construction, heavy equipment, and residential builder licensing


Resource to estimate material, installation, and maintenance costs

Habitat for Humanity ReStores

Nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, and building materials at a fraction of the retail price

Home Repair Resource Guide

Comprehensive guide with funding, programs & other resources for home repair in Detroit. 


Resource to estimate material, installation, and maintenance costs 

United Community Housing Coalition
Local provider of comprehensive housing assistance to Detroit's low-income residents


Universal Design

Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. 

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