$1,000 Homes For Detroit Cops

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As part of ongoing efforts to reverse urban blight in the Motor City, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has a new incentive plan to get cops back into the city – as homeowners.The program, dubbed “Project 14” would offer Detroit cops and firefighters renovated homes for as little as $1,000, WWJ-TV reports.

Project 14 takes two problems – public safety and home vacancies – and “turns them into an opportunity for revitalization,” Bing said.

Bing’s plan comes more than 10 years after the state legislature struck down a residency rule for Detroit police officers. Today, more than half of Detroit cops live outside of the city.

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