Tools & Publications

We produce publications for use by nonprofit organizations and community groups which include comprehensive legal manuals, neighborhood legal guides, vacant property toolkits, and other resources.

find a library of past publications on our Tools & Resources page.

Here is a list of the categories in which we have produced publications:

  • Economic Development & Entrepreneurship: Tools for supporting economic development and reducing barriers in distressed communities
  • Vacant Property & Community Use: Transforming vacant land to create opportunities for recreation, greening and growing in Detroit’s neighborhoods; creating and improving parks and public spaces to build a sense of community in Detroit’s neighborhoods
  • Legal Guides for Nonprofits: Comprehensive legal manuals, neighborhood legal guides, vacant property toolkits, and more
  • Neighborhood Stabilization & Planning: Maintaining and improving physical conditions to optimize quality of life in Detroit’s residential areas; creating community driven visions of strong, vibrant neighborhoods
  • Organizing & Engagement: Uniting residents and organizations to address community needs and improve neighborhoods with resident and stakeholder involvement.
  • Safety: Monitoring neighborhood conditions using data, mapping, and quality of life
  • Capacity Building Tools: Resources to build strong nonprofits and community groups
  • Neighborhood Exchange: We make Detroit stronger by connecting community groups to resources, news, workshops, and a peer network

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