DETROIT, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Cass Community Social Services and Ford Motor Company will showcase the first completed tiny home at an open house as part of a unique, first-ever tiny home community in Detroit.
In addition to assisting renters to become homeowners, the 25-home community project will address the city's neighborhood revitalization needs by bringing a diversity of ages, life-experiences, races and cultures to a new, vibrant setting.
WHERE: 1564 Elmhurst, Detroit, MI 48206 (MAP)Near Cass Community Social Service Scott Building/Campus between the Lodge freeway and Woodrow Wilson St. (Parking available at Scott Building gated lot - enter off of Woodrow Wilson south of Elmhurst.)
*In the event of inclement weather, the press conference will be held at:
Cass Community Green Industries Warehouse - 12025 Woodrow Wilson, Detroit, MI 48206 (MAP)
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 8, 10:00 a.m.
Brief remarks followed by refreshments and tour of the home
Rev. Faith Fowler, executive director Cass Community Social Services
Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund
Thomas Lewand, Group Executive for Jobs and Economic Growth, Office of the Mayor, City of Detroit
Richard Lord, treasurer, RNR Foundation
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT: Cass Community Social Services is developing a neighborhood of 25 tiny homes to provide safe, clean, affordable housing for low-income individuals or couples.
Ford will outline its lead investment and Ford Volunteer Corps involvement in the project dedicated to providing housing for low-income residents, as part of the company's increased commitment to revitalizing Detroit and southeast Michigan.
MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: In addition to interviews with Rev. Fowler, Ford executives and key partners in the project, media will be able to see the furnished interior of the first completed tiny home in an innovative new neighborhood.
Cass Community Social Services
Marcy Hayes, C&B Scene
248.336.8360 or 248.408.1550 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ford Motor Company Fund
586.219-0094 / email@example.com
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SOURCE Cass Community Social Services