Blight Bootcamp II

In its second year, Blight Bootcamp II is a collaborative effort that brings together residents and organizations for a day of community learning around resources and tactics that increase impact of community led blight elimination efforts. Blight Bootcamp II is a follow-up to the inaugural community event that took place in summer 2014. The community driven initiative was held in partnership with the Impact Detroit network.

The Detroit Future City Implementation Office (DFC) identified blight elimination as one of its 2015 initiatives under the priority “Stabilize Neighborhoods.” DFC, along with community partners realizes it is vital to acknowledge the work currently underway in Detroit’s neighborhoods, make the proper connections between the work and the Detroit Future City Strategic Framework (Framework), empower organizations to increase their scope and capacity, and shed light on the variety of blight interventions and tools available outside of demolition. Blight elimination has been deemed a priority by the City of Detroit. As a result, Blight Bootcamp serves as an opportunity to connect and support the current administrations’ on-going effort to address blight.

Initiative leads: Allandra Bulger and Victoria Olivier

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