About Us

Rent Party Detroit is an emergency fund that harnesses the power of neighbors to help neighbors by raising money though social and cultural event. Our mission is to promote housing security in the Detroit area and help neighbors realize their collective power to fight housing injustice.

We are proud to be fiscally sponsored by Allied Media Projects . All donations are tax deductible. All proceeds go directly to help Detroit area families facing eviction and are administered through our partner United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC). UCHC provides direct support to families in need of housing through legal advocacy and housing placement services. UCHC has been helping low-income residents stay in their homes and strengthen their communities, through representation, support, and ownership since 1973. Through this partnership, you can be confident that your donation goes directly to help prevent eviction and homeless in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.

Rent Party Detroit was founded by Linda Jordan, an advocate for people experiencing poverty, former legal aid attorney engaged in eviction and foreclosure prevention in Detroit, musician and writer. Her experience in landlord-tenant court and her connections to the music and art world, inspired her to create this fund. Recognizing that the current eviction system is incredibly unjust and there are very limited resources to help prevent homelessness, she hopes that this fund will increase housing security and educate people on the issues surrounding the rampant housing inequity that plagues our region.