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Detroiters Stand up to Tax Foreclosures

Faced with the possibility of displacement, Detroiters filled the Detroit City Council on Tuesday, March 24th, to demand that they pass a resolution urging the Wayne County treasurer halt tax foreclosures. As part of an effort to prevent the displacement of 100,000 residents, the Detroit People’s Platform and local...more

Donations Remind that Crises in Detroit Continue

Last week, two Muslim groups donated $100,000 to help Detroit residents whose accounts are past-due with the city’s water department. The announcement from the two organizations – The Michigan Muslim Community Council and Islamic Relief USA – focused on the act of charity as an expression of their faith,...more

Detroit People’s Platform Calls on Public Health Officer to Take Action Against Water Shutoffs

Water shutoffs in Detroit have been garnering media attention (this oped and this article). The People's Platform, which Building Movement Project has been helping to coordinate this past year, put out the letter below to call for an end to water shutoffs.   Vernice Anthony, Director Detroit Department of...more

Bettering Services, Saving Money

What happens when a conservative state reforms an entire social service program, with the goal of making it more cost-effective? Usually, you’d probably end up with a program that did little to better the lives of the people it served – or you’d have a group...more

In Shutdown, Need to Remember Who Is Affected Most

As we enter the second week of the government shutdown, we’ve heard stories of its effect across the country - from the shuttering of national parks; to NASA’s website going dark; to certain congress people explaining why they still need to receive a regular paycheck, even...more