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Detroit Dashboard for the week of 8-27

Rehabbed and Ready homes in Detroit are having first open house

The Detroit Land Bank Authority, in partnership with Mayor Mike Duggan, Quicken Loans and The Home Depot, launched Rehabbed and Ready, a public-private campaign that renovates homes to increase occupancy and stabilize pricing in Detroit’s neighborhoods. Through Rehabbed and Ready, the DLBA will provide vacant homes in need of repair and Quicken Loans will provide a $5 million grant to renovate the homes. After the homes are move-in ready, they will be auctioned on BuildingDetroit.org. The program is beginning in four west side neighborhoods: Bagley, Cary/St. Mary’s, College Park, and Evergreen/Outer Drive. Learn more about the Rehabbed and Ready program by visiting http://www.buildingdetroit.org/. The first open houses for the Rehabbed and Ready homes will be on Saturday, August 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 18652 Monica Street and 18509 Prairie Street in Detroit. 

Engine 40 Foundation’s Back to School Backpack Giveaway

The Engine 40 Foundation will host its 17th annual back to school community event and backpack giveaway on Saturday, August 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 13939 Dexter. Mayor Duggan and Councilwoman Ayers will both be in attendance to join the men and women of the Detroit Fire Department supporting this event. In addition to the supplies, there will be fun for the whole family including horseback riding, rock climbing wall, face painting, free food, and more.

What's Coming Up

Back to School Immunization Fair

This Saturday, August 29, the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion is hosting a Back to School Immunizations Fair where there will be free immunizations for all eligible children. Beginning at 10 a.m., at the Samaritan Center, there will be food giveaways and free backpacks for the first 400 children immunized. For more information, visit http://www.detroitmi.gov/Calendar-Events/ModuleID/577/ItemID/2478/mctl/EventDetails.

Family Fun Day and Community Health Fair

District Four Councilman, Andre Spivey, is hosting the second annual Family Fun Day and Community Health Fair on Saturday, August 29. This free event will begin at noon at Corrigan Playfield located on Warren Avenue at Alter Road. Come out for free food, fun, resources and other activities.

Detroit Jazz Festival

The 36th Annual Jazz Festival starts on Friday, September 4, at Hart Plaza and Campus Martius. The three day festival features five stages and 100 acts over four days, along with activities for adults and children. For more information, visit http://www.detroitmi.gov/Calendar-Events/ModuleID/577/ItemID/1186/mctl/EventDetails.