Will Offering Free Homes to Police Officers Help Revive Detroit?

Will Offering Free Homes to Police Officers Help Revive Detroit?

Will Offering Free Homes to Police Officers Help Revive Detroit?

On MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry praises a Detroit program that provides free and reduced-priced homes to police officers.

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In an effort to revive its neighborhoods, Detroit is offering 200 free and and reduced-priced homes to police officers living outside the city limits. So far fewer than a dozen officers’ families have decided to move in. Can a program like this be enough to bring Detroit back?

On MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry says the program is “brilliant” and serves as a model for local governments across the country. When cities value public sector employees, she argues, and encourage them to live in their communities, they get a better tax base, better neighborhoods and more effective policing. 

Kevin Donohoe

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