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Community Development Investment Review
Rebuilding from Strength as a Strategy to Safeguard Middle Neighborhoods in Detroit: A Philanthropic Perspective
Wendy Jackson
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For Detroit, neighborhoods have always been a source of pride and a symbolic gateway to middle-class opportunity. They provide the city its character and definition, but more important, neighborhoods are the places where generations of Detroiters have placed their bet on the future and made an investment for the long term. For these reasons, the brutal erosion of neighborhood quality of life in Detroit exacerbated by the Great Recession and foreclosure crisis has been particularly difficult to witness. This chapter describes the interventions and outcomes of the Kresge Foundation’s Reimagining Detroit 2020 program.


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Wendy Jackson, "Rebuilding from Strength as a Strategy to Safeguard Middle Neighborhoods in Detroit: A Philanthropic Perspective" , Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Community Development Investment Review, issue 01, pages 141-144, 2016.
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