09/25/2012 10:40 am ET

Hamtramck Puts Lawsuit Behind It, Moves Toward More Development

Development of all kinds in Hamtramck is about to take a few major steps forward now that the city is close to putting a federal housing lawsuit behind it.

Hamtramck is at the tail end of putting the nation’s longest-standing housing discrimination court case behind it. The city is partnering with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to build or rehab 200 homes, leveraging federal Neighborhood Stabilization Funds.

So far 130 homes (both for sale and rentals) have been finished and the rest are on schedule to be done by the end of 2013.

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