Arlyssa Heard lived only a short distance away from her son’s school when he attended Marygrove High School on the city’s westside. Her son had to commute less than two miles by bike, but she was always worried about his safety.
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Tenants of the Detroit Housing Commission live in some of the only housing in the city guaranteed to be affordable. But properties owned by the authority keep failing inspections and homes and complexes across the city are falling apart.
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