Building Blocks



As our City looks to restore balance, the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) continues its effort in eliminating blight. The DLBA hosts Virtual Building Blocks events as part of a continued, neighborhood-focused approach promoting Auction and Own it Now sales, as well as valuable resources for prospective home buyers. Join the DLBA for presentations and virtual tours of select properties. Check out the neighborhood amenities map below which highlights nearby businesses, schools, libraries, and more. Click on the resource section for information from DLBA departments and external partners designed to help buyers succeed.


Bringing home ownership resources to you, providing an opportunity to be part of Detroit’s revitalization.

Midwest Neighborhood
Virtual Building Blocks Event,
Saturday, September 19, 2020

Join us at 10:30am EST for a Virtual Experience via Zoom webinar.

Tour DLBA Featured Auction Homes

Auction homes are eligible for discounts

Complete a virtual tour by clicking “watch video” below property photos. After watching, click here for a coupon good for 1 free, in-person property viewing (normally $35). You must create an account on buildingdetroit.org before making a bid or offer on a property. Create an account here.

5068 S MartindaleWatch Video
5057 S ClarendonWatch Video
5604 S MartindaleWatch Video

*Houses will need to be renovated and occupied after purchase*

Property bidding starts at $1000.

"Own It Now homes eligible for Homebuyer Counseling Discount only"


Amenity Map

We have sold 127 Side Lots in the Midwest Neighborhood , there are more than 280 remaining for sale, please visit our Side Lot page

DLBA Disclaimer of Endorsement

Any reference obtained from this packet to a specific product, process or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement by the Detroit Land Bank Authority or the City of Detroit of the product, process or service, or its producer or provider.

Chemical Bank

Department of Neighborhoods

Covid-19 Resources

Walker Miller Energy

Financial Empowerment Center

Census 2020

For assistance, or additional inquiries please call 313-974-6869, email at BuildingBlocks@detroitlandbank.org