We're No. 1 ... in renter households threatened with eviction

by

comment


As Detroiters know, we often end up at the head of a whole lot of lists. The problem is, those are often rundowns of the most troubled cities in America. Of course, post-bankruptcy, the international press has been quick to proclaim the city's new gleam, but the fact remains that only some parts of the city have a fresh shine, and most of the city is mired in the misery of poverty.



This little news burst from Bloomberg is typical in that regard. Notice how the actual news item is reporting on Baltimore, and the fact that Detroit tops the list is regarded as an afterthought, if at all. It's almost as if we're supposed to be there, and the surprise is reserved for that struggling East Coast city. 

Still, it serves a valuable service. Like Anna Clark's piece, which we linked to earlier today, it shows a less upbeat side of the city that's at odds with the "rebirth" narrative. In short, it provides a dose of reality. And maybe something to think about as we approach winter, the holidays, and the worst possible time to lose one's home.




Tags

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.