The factory’s long shadow

Cynthia Lowe spent years pushing the city to do something about federal air quality violations at what was the abandoned headquarters of the American Motors Corp. and is now the warehouse complex. A pile of industrial waste on the site was “so high you could ski,” she said.

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The Low-Rent Trap

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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