Detroit, once the jewel of the American economy, has now gone through the worst. It has been through the first bankruptcy of a major US city. But as things went from bad to worse with water connections being shutoff and houses being auctioned, there were Detroiters working tirelessly to make Detroit rise again.
Detroit has also been a center of American Muslim history and culture, leaving its impact in various ways. It was very apt that in any such effort of revival there would be Muslims in Detroit participating. Dream of Detroit was formed to help revive one inner city area through community organizing and strategic housing and land development. They’ve also partnered with groups like Project HUG (Huda Urban Garden) to promote community farming. The group is focused on the vision that the rise of Detroit is not only to be driven by a thriving business and entertainment district but also supported by sustainable neighborhoods.