In-depth reporting on Michigan's largest city and surrounding communities, including deep dives into the big changes afoot in Detroit, its schools, neighborhoods, institutions and city hall.
A coalition of foundations and law firms is calling for low-income renters to be represented by a lawyer at eviction hearings. In New York, a similar program actually saved the city money.
Key metrics measuring the health of Detroit – income, home values, poverty, foreclosures – show real progress since Mike Duggan became mayor in 2013. But he also benefits from starting at one of the worst periods in the city’s history.
Violence remains a big impediment to Detroit’s comeback. Despite encouraging trends, there’s no ‘magic formula’ for Mayor Mike Duggan, a veteran police commissioner says.
Mayor Mike Duggan has made neighborhood revitalization a top priority, but the city’s priorities have prompted questions of equity.
Facing major repairs, Detroit has revamped rates on treating stormwater. That’s led to astronomical rates, a lawsuit and familiar questions about equity in a rapidly changing city.
Detroit plans to hire 100 workers and raise $1.7 million to spread the word about the Census and ensure the city’s population is accurate.
Detroit gets a credit upgrade, but analysts and experts warn that a $1.4 billion school maintenance bill will explode into a crisis unless lawmakers take action.
Broken windows, crumbling ceiling tiles and faulty heating system. That’s life on Detroit’s east side, and the condition of it and other school could hinder the city’s comeback.
A new report says Detroit is 25 percent middle class and needs 27,000 new black families earning $46,000 or more to stabilize neighborhoods.
A nationally known urbanist and Detroit’s planning director debate how excited to get about the city’s comeback. Surprise, surprise. They disagree.
For the fourth time in 300 years, Detroit has convened a group to examine changes to its governing structure. But even commissioners acknowledge their mission is unclear.
Each year, Michigan helps 122,000 families keep the heat on when bills rise too high. This year, the state is enforcing controversial asset tests meant to crack down on fraud.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s marquee project to revitalize the Fitzgerald neighborhood is far behind schedule. What does that mean for the rest of the city?
A Bridge Magazine and Chalkbeat forum searches for solutions to fix Detroit's persistent problems with students changing classes.
School officials and experts to gather Nov. 15 to discuss issues highlighted in joint report by Bridge Magazine and Chalkbeat. Program will be aired later on WDET-FM and Detroit Public Television.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate said she would push for increased regulation of charter schools in Detroit if elected in November.
Rising costs, aging infrastructure: Are closing taps to abandoned blocks the answer? Detroit is amid a study to find out.
New records show more than 1,500 occupied homes never had water restored this year after disconnections for nonpayment. That’s at least 1 in 10 shutoffs this year from Detroit’s aggressive collections.
Foundation started by the late Buffalo Bills owner and Michigander Ralph Wilson donated the funds to develop the waterfront park