By Seraphine Collins
7 July 2015
Two weeks ago, the Detroit City Council voted by a 5-4 margin to increase water rates by 7.5 percent for City of Detroit residents. The hike adds an additional cost of around $60 per year. The average monthly payment now totals more than $70 per month—a price well above which nearly one third of Detroit workers are already unable to pay: here.
What did billionaire Mike Ilitch leave Detroit? Here.
Nearly 14 million Americans live in neighborhoods of extreme poverty: here.