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New Poll Reveals 88% of Detroiters at Odds with City’s Development Priorities, Want Truly Affordable Housing and Neighborhood Funding

Results come as new census data shows Black residents being pushed out of Detroit as economic development excludes them

Ten years since the imposition of financial emergency management in Detroit, a new citywide poll shows that the vast majority of Detroiters oppose the agendas of the major real estate developers in the city, and want to see tax dollars spent in their neighborhoods. The poll, conducted by national research and polling firm American Pulse, asked 430 Detroit registered voters from every Council district their opinions about development in light of the $1.5B District Detroit project, recently passed through a statewide board.

Read the Top Level results of the poll

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