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Unformatted text preview: annual spring Clean Sweep campaign. In Detroits annual Paint the Town event, individuals, community organizations, and corporate volunteers fix and paint the homes of the poor and elderly. 3) Gentrification and incumbent upgrading improve decaying neighborhoods, which attracts residents as well as businesses. Gentrification is a type of neighborhood revitalization in which middle- and upper-income persons buy and rehabilitate older homes in a depressed neighborhood. They may live there or rent to others. The city provides tax incentives for investing in old housing with the goal of attracting wealthier residents back into these neighborhoods and increasing the tax base. However, low-income residents are often forced into substandard housing as less and less affordable housing is available. An alternative to gentrification is incumbent upgrading , in which aid programs help residents of depressed neighborhoods buy or improve their homes and stay in the community....
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