Board-Up Brigades Coming to Your Neighborhood!

In August, the City of Detroit will begin an unprecedented effort to board up 15,000 vacant and open houses .  Over the next two years, the City’s General Services Dept. will deploy special board up brigades to secure up to 200 vacant and open homes per week, specifically  properties that are not slated for demolition in the next 4-5 months.

First preference will be given to areas where the block club, community organization or CDC submits a board up request . For your area to be included in the first wave of board ups, click on to this link and fill out the form: .

Groups that are first to submit their form, will be first in line to receive the Board-Up Brigade.   Once you submit this form, the City will send out survey teams to identify the vacant and open houses in your area and beginning in August, a crew will be deployed to that area to begin the board ups.

Again, fill out and submit this form to request the Board-Up Brigade in your area. Thanks for your participation and for your leadership in strengthening the City’s neighborhoods.   –Vicky Kovari