Detroit’s towing scandal, gentrification on rise: Your Monday briefing

Detroit’s towing scandal, gentrification on rise: Your Monday briefing

These are Monday‚Äôs top stories: Another wave of gentrification to slam Detroit Another wave of gentrification could displace lower-income Detroiters from as many as 10,000 affordable housing units, predominately in downtown, Midtown and Corktown.  The properties are set to soon lose low-income housing tax credits in the next five years, The Detroit News reports.  University […]

Detroit’s sneaky plot to take over towing puts taxpayers at risk

Detroit’s sneaky plot to take over towing puts taxpayers at risk

The Detroit Police Department misled elected officials and the public, violated city ordinances and placed taxpayers at risk when it hastily entered the towing business last month. Since then, the police department has botched towing jobs and failed to safeguard its four impound lots. Private towing companies are beginning to sue the city, and police […]