About BRicK Partners, LLC

About BRicK Partners, LLC

What is BRicK?

Founded in September 2012, BRicK is an independent, women-owned consulting and collaborative management firm specializing in housing and community development. BRicK is focused on devising and implementing solutions to some of the vexing challenges facing this industry, with a particular focus on replicable, scalable and sustainable regional strategies.  

What do you mean by “vexing challenges?”

Housing policy decisions often face controversy, but there’s nothing more fundamentally important to families than the location, stability, quality, and affordability of their home. Nonetheless, working families and black, indigenous, and people of color typically need to choose between (a) an affordable home that is not near good jobs, schools or transit, or (b) a home that consumes too much of their income in a neighborhood with a quality education system that positions their children to thrive.  Furthermore, our nation’s job centers are typically unaffordable to 70% of the local workforce, exacerbating traffic problems and contributing to workforce instability.

What is a “collaborative management” firm?

Collaborative management is our approach to traditional project management, cognizant of the important role of each partner in realizing the common vision necessary to overcome the vexing challenges described above. As a firm of “do-ers,” most satisfied by achieving results that reflect an inclusive planning process, BRicK embraces cross-sector and interjurisdictional initiatives, beginning with the consulting and research, and continuing into “the launch!”  

How does BRicK work with clients?

BRicK’s local and national assignments often revolve around three themes: (1) aligning interagency and interjurisdictional work plans and finance tools to increase development and investment in priority areas, (2) engaging anchor institutions and other employers, and (3) local, regional and national housing policies.  BRicK advances housing, community and economic development solutions by helping clients and innovators expand capacity, foster collaboration, and align the commitments necessary to pursue shared priorities and implement change. 

Is BRicK a non-profit?

 

No. BRicK is a mission-driven Limited Liability Corporation dedicated to helping to create more equitable communities and regions.