05/20/2012 10:18 am ET Updated Jul 20, 2012

In Detroit's Distressed Areas, The Neighbors Left, And Now Services Disappear

In the Davison Freeway and East McNichols area on Detroit's east side, Rosetta Newby knows the cost of living in a neighborhood marked by abandonment.

Her homeowners insurance is escalating, and no other company will insure her at an affordable rate, she said. Her bank turned her down for a loan for new windows and other improvements to her home of 44 years on Charest.

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