In this One Detroit report by Bill Kubota and Will Glover, real estate developers rehabbing housing in Detroit‘s eastside Islandview neighborhood are creating job opportunities for residents and a development model they describe as “reverse gentrification.”

This story was made possible by the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund,  a project of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, that’s working to increase quality journalism and help better inform communities.

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