Detroit City was on the cusp of becoming a ghost town. The once proud Motor City had fallen into disrepair and chaos after the collapse of the city's auto industry.
Growing up across the Detroit River, in Windsor, Ontario, I saw and felt first hand a tidbit of what Detroit City residents were going through. Unemployment skyrocketed, home foreclosure became common place, and starvation was becoming a reality for far too many people. It was a man-made disaster.
Check out this video of the reality facing residents of Mo-Town.
But there is now a glimmer of hope.