Crow House is a non-profit (NPO) 501(c)(3) organization, with a mission of building sustainable communities. This mission is approached through modeling, facilitating and teaching sustainable methods in building revitalization, permaculture green lots, and participatory community planning. Our restoration projects result in community space for a range of programming, affordable housing, and fellowship residences for urban activists, scholars and artists. Founded in the urban settlement house and transformative traditions, we are citizens of Detroit and our Work is embodied in nodes across Southwest.
The project was initially funded through Dow Sustainability seed grants, in conjunction with the Graham Sustainability Institute, and continues to add funding partners. Crow House has roots from the former University of Michigan Boulevard House. For more history of the Boulevard House, please continue here. While Crow House still includes art as an essential mechanism, the primary emphasis has shifted to food sovereignty, public health, and green retrofits as our social justice and empowerment practice.