Brick + Beam Detroit

Investing in Yourself - Invest in Detroit

Brick + Beam Event

6:30pm on Jul 25 2022

The Commons, 7900 Mack Avenue

ABOUT: Brick + Beam Detroit will present a four-part, in-person educational series on Racism in Property Ownership in Detroit. Online blogs and videos on our website will supplement the in-person series with additional resources to call for awareness and change today. Join us on July 25th for the fourth and final forum in the series. 

Investing in Yourself - Invest in Detroit

Now that we understand the past and how it connects to the present - how can we invest in real estate in Detroit today? This session will look at investing into Detroit from two different perspectives: personal ownership and community investment. For personal ownership we will learn how mortgages work, purchasing a city owned property though the land bank, and tips for figuring out how to maintain a historic property once it is yours. For community investment we will learn from what neighborhood organizations are doing in Detroit today and how to fund community investment projects.



Orlando Bailey, Director of Engagement at Bridge Detroit

Joe Rashid, Executive Director at East Warren Development Corporation

Moderator: Dr. Alaina Jackson, Community Experience and Research Lead for Ford AV/Mobility's City:One Team and Principal at Cooperative Community Consultants, LLC

DATE: Monday, July 25th at 6:30pm

LOCATION: The Commons, 7900 Mack Avenue

All four events are free and open to the public, although a $10 suggested donation is appreciated. RSVP Encouraged!


The educational series is made possible through support from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Rocket Community Fund, Michigan Humanities, and the Michigan Historic Preservation Network.

Additional events in this series will take place: 

  • Introduction to Property Ownership: Who Can Own What

    • DATE: Saturday, April 30th, 2022

    • TIME: 2:00-3:30 PM at The Commons, 7900 Mack Ave

  • Urban Renewal - City/Federal Programs from Recent Past and Today

    • DATE: Thursday, May 26th, 2022

    • TIME: 6:30-8:00 PM at The Commons, 7900 Mack Ave

  • Consequences of Systematic Discrimination on Property Ownership Today

    • DATE: Monday, June 6th, 2022

    • TIME: 6:30-8:00 PM at The Commons, 7900 Mack Ave

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