Next Detroit Neighborhood Initiative (NDNI) in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of LGBT, and the University Commons organization, will host a Home Tour September 28, 2008. Engagement at the neighborhood level is critical for creating, expanding, and maintaining economic opportunity within the City. The event organizers recognize the LGBT community as an integral part of the fabric of society and value their contributions to the City of Detroit.
NDNI officially launched in June 2007 and is the city’s unprecedented effort to identify and secure the necessary assistance and resources to support entrepreneurship, create jobs, increase homeownership, and protect the assets in Detroit neighborhoods. This work is being accomplished through strategic partnerships with civic, business, philanthropic, and community leaders, utilizing extensive work plan input from neighborhood residents.
As part of the marketing strategy for the 7 Mile-Livernois community, this home tour event will showcase the beautiful homes in the following NDNI/University Commons’ communities: Bagley, Green Acres, Palmer Woods, Sherwood Forest, and the University District. These communities maintain high percentages of home ownership, require minimal investment in the current housing stock, enjoy recreational activities in and around the neighborhood, and have a rich selection of architectural structures that complement the lifestyle of a diverse population.
LGBT & Friends Home Tour Event will take place Sunday, September 28, 2008. The event is from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., including a home tour and afterglow with all proceeds to benefit the Michigan Equality Education Fund (MEEF). Here are the details:
Ø Home Tour and Afterglow
v Detroit Golf Club 17911 Hamilton Rd. Detroit, MI 48203
v Home tour runs from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
(Pick-up and drop-off for the tour at the Detroit Golf Club)
v Afterglow runs from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Detroit Golf Club
v Tickets are $20.00 (includes tour and afterglow)
(All proceeds to benefit the Michigan Equality Education Fund (MEEF)
v Purchase tickets online – www.lgbtevent.eventbrite.com
(ticket sale starts 9/2/2008) and day of event at the Detroit Golf Club
v Representatives from the City of Detroit Assessor’s Office, C.R.E.S.T.
(Coalition of Realtors Empowering, Stabilizing, & Transforming Communities),
Lenders, Preservation Wayne, and more will be available to answer
This partnership will allow us to introduce the Communities of University Commons to potential residents by showcasing beautiful stately historic homes, introducing diverse neighbors, marketing the neighborhood to further increase home ownership, and thereby stabilizing and growing the middle- and upper-middle class tax base.
“Come for the architecture…Stay for the neighbors!”
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