Instead of tearing the homes down, city officials are selling them for $1, as part of the "Urban Homestead Program."
At around 700,000 people, it’s no secret that Detroit is much smaller than it used to be. People are still leaving the city overall. But that rate is slowing, as some people discover new reasons to move in.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Sarah Cwiek of Michigan Radio has the story of two Detroit households moving in opposite directions, and the different forces tugging on the city’s population.