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Young Detroit Builders values our partnerships with:

About YouthBuild

In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16 to 24 work full-time for 6 to 24 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while learning job skills by building affordable housing in their communities. Emphasis is placed on leadership development, community service, and the creation of a positive mini-community of adults and youth committed to each other’s success. Students may earn AmeriCorps education awards through their homebuilding and other community service. At exit, they are placed in college, jobs, or both.

Today, there are 273 YouthBuild programs in 46 states, Washington, DC., and the Virgin Islands engaging approximately 10,000 young adults per year.

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United Community Housing Coalition

The United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) is a nonprofit comprehensive housing assistance organization which has provided a variety of housing-related services to Detroit’s low-income residents since 1973.

The organization has worked with tenants, homesteaders, homeowners, the homeless, community organizations rebuilding neighborhoods and providing affordable housing, religious, civil rights, labor and housing advocacy organization to improve, preserve and expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income Detroiters.

Because of its long history and significant expertise as a comprehensive housing services provider in Michigan, the organization is frequently asked to provide advice to other organizations in communities across Southeast Michigan.

All service are provided to income-eligible families and individuals free of charge. Click here to learn more



Michigan Legal Services is a nonprofit legal services organization dedicated to
eliminating systemic causes of poverty in the areas of housing, health, public
benefits, and community economic development through impact-oriented legal
services and support for community organizations engaged in efforts to rebuild low-
income communities.  Michigan Legal Services has been serving low-income
communities across the state for nearly thirty years.  For the past decade, it has
focused its efforts in the metropolitan Detroit area where the organization is based.

Click here to learn more about Michigan Legal Services


Founded in 1999, CLEARCorps/Detroit works to prevent lead poisoning and create Healthy Homes for children and families through programs, education and outreach, and policy work. CLEARCorps/Detroit is a member of the 501(c) (3) non-profit Southeastern Michigan Health Association.

Click here to learn more about CLEARCorps/Detroit

Write House

Write-A-House (WAH) is a Detroit based organization that seeks to teach and support trade crafts and literary creativity. Their approach leverages the easy availability of distressed housing in order to promote vocational education, home ownership, neighborhood stabilization, and creative arts. WAH works to support a more vibrant literary arts community at a grassroots level and to help re-stabilize Detroit neighborhoods.

Click here to learn more about Write A House



Contact Us

  • Young Detroit Builders – Learning Service Center/Administrative Office
  • 1627 West Lafayette Boulevard
  • Detroit, Michigan 48216
  • Phone (313) 964-2763
  • Fax (313) 964-2324
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