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Detroit Housing Plan Lures Few Cops

05/16/2012 03:25 pm 15:25:39

By Christine MacDonald

More than a year after Mayor Dave Bing launched a campaign to lure police and firefighters back to the city by selling rehabbed homes on the cheap, the program has sold six houses.

City officials call that a start to a Project 14 program they're confident will be a success.

Skeptics say it's a questionable use of $5 million in federal grant money that could be spent elsewhere, including on demolitions and home improvements for needy residents.

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