Home Ownership Event Reaches Out to Longtime Detroiters [MEETING AUDIO]

An informational meeting aimed at supporting and bolstering homeownership for longtime and native Detroiters drew more than 60 attendees tonight. “Connecting the Dots of Home Ownership” was sponsored by a nonprofit called Our Community Resurgence. The evening consisted of a panel that presented on mortgage programs, the City of Detroit Land Bank, hiring contractors, financial literacy, and what residents should expect from neighborhood police officers and district managers.

Although the meeting was held downtown, most question-askers identified themselves as Detroit residents living in neighborhoods outside of the city center. Several identified themselves as current homeowners.

Raw and unedited audio from the presentations as well as a question-and-answer session is available by clicking the player above. The first speaker is Orlando Robinson, the Founder of Our Community Resurgence and the host of the event. Robinson is also the President of a construction company called D&D Innovations.

Krysta Pate, Director, Detroit Home Mortgage
Rod Liggons, Community Relations Manager, Detroit Land Bank
Keith Anderson, Community Lending Officer, AAA Banking
Ray Solomon II, District 7 Manager, City of Detroit
Baron Coleman, Neighborhood Police Officer, City of Detroit
Damion Ellis, President, Wealth of Knowledge

Our Community Resurgence

Image credit: Our Community Resurgence

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Laura Herberg

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Through sound-rich storytelling, Herberg covers stories about the people inhabiting the metro Detroit region and the issues that affect them. Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter 2018 and 2017.

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