Our Home Safety Assessment (HSA) program was created in 2010 as a joint effort between AMUS, Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies, FEMA, Detroit Fire Department, Clear Corps, and the Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program through the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
AmeriCorps members conduct a risk (home) assessment survey to determine if a resident’s home is vulnerable to being targeted for crimes such as burglary. After identifying potential risks, the member educates the resident on how to protect their home, and provides the resident with deadbolt locks, carbon monoxide detectors, smoke alarms, window and door alarms, and energy efficient lighting- all free of charge. This service also includes free installation.
In 2017, AmeriCorps members conducted over 2,500 HSA’s citywide. For the 2018 grant year, we have been funded to complete 66 HSA’s in each precinct of Detroit. This means that any Detroit resident has access to a Home Safety Assessment while supplies last. For more information please contact your precinct representative.