Our mission is to promote housing security, educate the public on housing inequities and facilitate local community action to prevent homelessness.
Our equity vision is one of collective liberation, where individuals of all identities and backgrounds have access to safe and affordable housing. We believe that housing is a human right, regardless of race and ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, income, class, disability, health, immigration status, nationality, religious beliefs, language proficiency, or geographic location. We recognize that housing insecurity is deeply rooted in systemic racism and we cannot fix the problem without acknowledging this fundamental truth. We are humbled to exist in a space that has a rich history of community activism and commit to centering and amplifying BIPOC voices in this struggle. We seek to learn from, join efforts, and build relationships with partner organizations to fight against housing inequity.
In addition to educating about housing inequity and the eviction crisis, Rent Party Detroit raises money through social and cultural events for an emergency fund to prevent homelessness.
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.
Art and activism: How Rent Party Detroit is addressing the city’s eviction problem (Model D, 12/15/2020)
Livestream concert to help Detroiters pay rent will feature Bevlove, Little Animal, Hazy GreenSky, and others (Detroit Metro Times, 12/18/2020)
RENT PARTY DETROIT LAUNCHES TO RAISE HOUSING INJUSTICE FUNDS (Playground Detroit, 5/29/2020)
Rent Party Detroit was founded by Linda Jordan. Linda is an attorney, activist and writer. As a public interest attorney, she strives to make Michigan a more equitable place for people experiencing poverty. Her experiences practicing eviction defense and foreclosure prevention in Detroit inspired her to create the Rent Party Detroit Fund as a way to raise money to prevent eviction and raise awareness about the inequities in housing that plague our region. She is a proud Michigander and member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.