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    Detroit mayor offers police officers homes for as little as $1,000 in Detroit to lure them out of the suburbs

    Mayor Dave Bing has offered renovated homes in Detroit for as little as $1,000 to Detroit police officers who live in the suburbs under a plan aimed at improving neighborhoods and safety.Bing said during a news conference Monday that the city will tap federal stimulus funds to repair up to 200 abandoned houses in the Boston-Edison and Indian Village neighborhoods.
    More here: Detroit Mayor Offers Revamped Houses To Officers - Community News Story - WDIV Detroit

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    That's a pretty impressive deal. I saw a glimpse on TV about $1000 houses, but nothing else about it.
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    I'd rather own a summer home in Cairo.

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    Great then all the shitbags know that the occupied houses are where cops live. Sweet deal.




    Apparently we need to make a visit to Detroit for you, lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by KaiGywer View Post
    That's a pretty impressive deal. I saw a glimpse on TV about $1000 houses, but nothing else about it.
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    They couldn't get me to live there if they GAVE me a house.
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    They tried that down here years ago at a large department near here. I think there were about 2 takers and they did not stay in the houses long.
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    Do the walls come hardened with rifle ports?
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    They tried that for a couple of years where I was before. Offered a free place plus a $10,000 cash bonus. Not a single officer signed up during those years
    'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
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    Yup - grea deal, here's what you get:


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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    Yup - grea deal, here's what you get:

    Meth heads included!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    Do the walls come hardened with rifle ports?

    Some of those bad ass sentry mini guns from 'Aliens' come with the keys!

    There must be a catch to this somewhere..
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    Quote Originally Posted by bayern View Post
    Yup - grea deal, here's what you get:

    That is so sad. I love those old Victorian style houses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    That is so sad. I love those old Victorian style houses.
    Agreed!
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    Theres a similiar program through HUD called "Officer Next Door" you can get in a house for half the listing price. Only catch is most of the time its closer to where you get calls to all the time rather than where you actually want to relax when you get off shift.
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    Why take the job home, thats where you get away from that @#$%


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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    That is so sad. I love those old Victorian style houses.
    It is very sad that so many of them have been abandoned. However, what is rarely shown in images from Detroit are the many old Victorian neighborhoods that are still lived in and well maintained. Don't get me wrong - as in many large cities, parts of Detroit are horrific but there are still many neighborhoods that are very nice.

    From what I understand, there are two neighborhoods where homes are being offered at those prices. One is the Boston-Edison neighborhood: Boston-Edison Historic District, Detroit Neighborhood and one is the Indian Village neighborhood: HISTORIC INDIAN VILLAGE - Detroit, Michigan. Abandoned homes in those areas are very different than abandoned homes in other areas.

    I think that Indian Village has private security, but I'm not 100% sure. Unfortunately both of those neighborhoods are somewhat "pocket" neighborhoods, Boston-Edison maybe a bit moreso than Indian Village.

    I keep hoping that my parents will eventually move out of the city, their neighborhood is close to a suburban border and is still a nice one. Most of the residents (including several cops) have been living there since I was a child. I think, though, that it's just a matter of time before things begin to change and I want them out before it does. Almost everyone else in my family has moved to the suburbs.




 

 

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