``Few care to admit, however, that the city that was the arsenal of the twentieth century may also provide the blueprint for a more precarious era. Which brings us to those massive tax foreclosures of the present moment. Just over 60,000 homes, about half of them occupied, are slated for the auction block. As many as 100,000 of the city's residents -- about a seventh of the total number -- are now on track for what many are calling an eviction "conveyor belt." ... Detroit is not only a city in the midst of a "revival," as enterprising investors and the national media often claim... For the city's low-income, black, and elderly residents, Detroit isn't a city on the rise, but one under siege.''

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