1500: Keep Detroiters in Their Homes–A Report from the Field

The foreclosure crisis accompanies Detroit’s water woes in representing an orchestrated attack on working class and Black residents to drive them out to stretch more room in the already turgid pockets of banks and developers. In the meantime, Duggan’s willingness to offer concessions as the worst has passed. 700 homes, not even half of the original 1500 in the settlement and only about 7% of total homes forcibly evicted, does not measure up to amount the City is claiming as improvements. Though Duggan brags about the 89 percent reduction in foreclosures, it’s not because of a commitment to housing being a human right. The City has run out of houses to foreclose on, with Detroiters stuck on payment plans or as renters in new Detroit’s neo- feudalism.

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