Contractors said it was easy for costs to escalate. Often, the worst homes on the block were selected. Some needed expensive foundation repairs, lead and asbestos abatement and new plumbing and electrical systems. And many homes, especially in Boston Edison, are just big, adding to costs for roofing and other materials.
“Wherever we go in the city of Detroit, it has to be subsidized,” said Lisa Johanon, executive director of Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corp., a nonprofit that did two renovations. “It is costly, no doubt about it, but I think we have some stabilized neighborhoods.
“It’s just what it takes right now to get Detroit on its feet.”
Exit question: When did His Word become the words of a wealth redistributing commie? I must’ve missedthat memo. Folks, it’s pretty basic. SeeHERE, andHERE.
I have to hand it to the folks over at MCC, this is a great vote tracking device.
A bipartisan 10-bill package has been introduced in the Michigan House related to a proposed Detroit bailout. Alinkto the concise, objective, plain-EnglishMichiganVotes.orgdescriptions of all 10 bills ishere.
It’s worth noting that the grant (or bailout) bills do not require passage of the reform bills to become law. Also, nothing would prohibit a future Legislature from repealing the reform measures, although in practical terms this could get complicated given that a potential federal court bankruptcy settlement may be all wrapped together with the grant and reforms — if they are approved.