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The pressing need for affordable housing in Ann Arbor, the team behind Ypsi’s new HP Jacobs mural, and boy reporter Tom Perkins… on this weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack

In 2014, Washtenaw County contracted with Virginia-based consultant Rob Krupicka to study housing affordability across the County, and, in January of this year, he presented his findings in a report, which he delivered to officials in Ann Arbor. In his report, Krupicka warned of the instability that would invariably result if, as Ann Arbor continued […]

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Teen violence in Ypsilanti brings “savage inequality” into focus

It must be because I’ve been out of town for the past few weeks, but it didn’t even occur to me, when I posted last night about this new epidemic of youth violence we’re experiencing in Ypsilanti, to look at it through the lens of our relationship with Ann Arbor. While I noted in my […]

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“We’re seeing real consequences of growing inequity play out locally,” says Mary Jo Callan, director of the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development

Late last year, the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) moved from Ann Arbor to downtown Ypsilanti. Following is a brief conversation I just had with Mary Jo Callan, the director of OCED, on why they decided to make the move, and what she and her organization are presently doing to help […]

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If Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti Public Schools could be joined with no additional cost to Ann Arbor taxpayers, bringing additional resources to Ypsi schools, might voters back it?

A few few weeks ago, I posted something here about the findings of a study on affordable housing commissioned by Washtenaw County. The published report, as you may recall, didn’t paint a very pretty picture. Our communities, according to the study’s authors, are rapidly becoming segregated, with less-well-off people, especially people of color, quickly consolidating […]

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