Detroit Offers Cops Foreclosed Homes, Fix-It Funds To Live In City
February 07, 2011
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Detroits' Mayor Dave Bing unveiled an enticement program for Detroit PD officers to draw them back as residents within the city limits, the Detroit News reports.
Under a program known as "Project 14," officers would pay up to $1,000 for foreclosed houses and receive up to $150,000 in federal grants to rehabilitate them.
At least 53 percent of the city's 3,000 police officers in Detroit live in the suburbs and the numbers are even higher for firefighters.
Read the full story at DetNews.com.
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Deadman @ 2/8/2011 4:54 PM
This is like welfare,except for the brass,they'll get the bigger and better homes,and the most money to repair the homes,a better deal for taxpayers ,would be $5000,00 to anyone,maybe even the original owners,who lost their homes thru bad loans,unscrupulouse mortgage brokers and uncaring city officials that could probably refinanced the homes with lower interest rates and telling me who to sell to borders on discrimination.Are the city officials racists,and does the officer buying a home goint to guarantee his 11 year old daughter a good education in a decent neighborhood,i think not.It is just a case of use the federal money grant or lose it.The city officials are still evil and short-sighted.
Andrew Newton @ 2/9/2011 1:57 AM
Why not give this offer to victims of violent crimes? Those homes have been destroyed by CSI, Officers on-scene, and other problems that make there homes inhabitable. Give them the break first!!
Justin Thompson @ 8/14/2011 4:37 PM
Detroit has alot of potential and in the decades to come will turn into a nice world class city with the wealthy and the less fortunate benefiting eachother and allowing officers the oportunity to purchase homes to fix up that could and often do end up as dilapidated drug sale houses is the way to go.Public safety and Redelopment go hand in hand.
What should be done is to concentrate officers in the better neighborhoods and let them take over whole streets.
I grew up in a nice neighborhood on the west side-lots of cops lived there and no crack heads, cops, guns, and lawabiding people are what the city needs not pipe dreams.
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