November 23, 2015 | Detroit Free Press

The AFL-CIO will invest up to $30 million to rehab as many as 300 vacant homes in Detroit in a partnership announced today that also aims to provide job training and career paths to Detroiters.

The AFL-CIO’s Housing Investment Trust said its Detroit Neighborhood Home Repair Program will aim to stabilize neighborhoods over three to five years, using union labor to fix up homes. The arrangement is expected to create about 300 full-time jobs, including apprenticeships for Detroiters hoping for careers in the construction trades. [...]

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