Throughout June and July, Habitat partnered with NeighborWorks America to organize the Grassroots Rising: Resident Leadership Summit, connecting with more than 60 resident leaders throughout Flint!
As a continuation of this tremendous work, Habitat is excited to announce a new round of supports for resident leaders across Flint and Genesee County. On October 10th, in partnership with the Center for Community Progress and GTECH Strategies, Genesee County Habitat for Humanity is hosting a community training Blight Elimination and Vacant Lot Reuse: Strategies for Flint Neighborhood Leaders. The training will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the basic property law principles and legal history that should inform community-oriented efforts to remediate vacancy and abandonment and strengthen communities, as well as an overview of GTECH’s work on the ground in Allegheny County, PA including the Lots to Love web-based toolkit for resident-driven change.
Following this training, Genesee County will be rolling out the newly developed Voice of Women: Creating a Framework for Women to Change Their Neighborhoods and Communities curriculum. Developed by Habitat for Humanity International, Voice of Women is designed to provide women with leadership skills and structure to affect positive change in their neighborhoods and communities. This six-part training series provides women with a framework to exercise an active voice in civic, political, educational, and social workings within their community.