Building Families First Community Organization

The Equity Manifesto

It begins by joining together, believing in the potency of inclusion, and building from a common bond.

It embraces complexity as cause for collaboration, accepting that our fates are inextricable.

It recognizes local leaders as national leaders, nurturing the wisdom and creativity within every community as essential to
solving the nation’s problems.

It demands honesty and forthrightness, calling out racism and oppression, both overt and systemic.

It strives for the power to realize our goals while summoning the grace to sustain them.

It requires that we understand the past, without being trapped in it; embrace the present, without being constrained by it; and
look to the future, guided by the hopes and courage of those who have fought before and beside us.

This is equity: just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. Unlocking
the promise of the nation by unleashing the promise in us all.

The Equity Manifesto has been inspired by the work, commitments, insights, and resolve of the many partners with whom PolicyLink has shared this
journey. Please use it, share it, and reflect on it in your lives, your work, your struggle.  Just please don’t change it.
PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works®.

38099 Schoolcraft Road, Ste 125       Livonia, MI 48140                               734-743-1351

Detroit Location
2nd Chance Ministries
2535 Michigan Ave.
Detroit Mi 48216

Building Families First Community Organization
All of our Supportive Services are available in 32 areas of Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw Counties  by appointment only, contact us for locations or you can visit one of the locations below.

We are putting the tools to build assets and financial capabilities into the hands of low-income families and empowering the families we serve to build a pathway out of poverty.

We have developed and refined an approach to our work that builds on expert research, the principles of a national asset development movement, and nine years of experience working with low-income families.

Good for the Individual
Good for the Neighborhood
Good for the Community

Request Assistance Form

This form is used to inquire about Building Families First Community Organization (BFFCO) programs and services. This form is for informational purposes only, and is not an application for assistance. For the most immediate service and to speak directly to a BFFCO representative, contact us at 734-743-1351 weekdays from 9:00am to 5;00pm. 
Note: All forms will receive a response by a BFFCO representative within 48 hours of submission during normal hours. 
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Keys to Transformation
Bridges to Employment
Veteran Housing
Foreclosure Intervention
Homebuyer Education
Minor Home Repair
Project Self-Sufficiency
Homebuyer Assistance
Job Training
Tax Preparation
Lease to Purchase
Financial education workshops
Section 3 Compliant