Across Michigan, teams of local universities, community members and government agencies are teaming up to create “promise neighborhoods.” 

The goal is to help some of Michigan’s poorest communities achieve better outcomes in health, education, and employment.

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The US Department of Education is asking communities to design a plan to help the most blighted areas of the state, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is sponsoring a similar effort for public housing areas.

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Next year, community residents would plan their promise neighborhood, and the year after, implement new programs to help residents out of poverty.

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