Facing foreclosures

Facing foreclosures

Urbanites flocking to suburbs but bringing bad behavior
Richard Twiggs speaks on his telephone in his house in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Mich. Twiggs said he left Detroit 23 years ago for the safety, quiet and peace of mind Southfield offered.
A foreclosed house for sale in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Mich. Because of foreclosures, it is now cheaper for people from the city to buy or rent houses here. As a result, tensions are growing between residents and the newcomers, something that hasn’t gone unnoticed by local officials. “It’s not a black-white thing,” said Southfield Police Chief Joseph Thomas. “This is a black-black thing.”

Facing foreclosures

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Richard Twiggs speaks on his telephone in his house in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Mich. Twiggs said he left Detroit 23 years ago for the safety, quiet and peace of mind Southfield offered.
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A foreclosed house for sale in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Mich. Because of foreclosures, it is now cheaper for people from the city to buy or rent houses here. As a result, tensions are growing between residents and the newcomers, something that hasn’t gone unnoticed by local officials. “It’s not a black-white thing,” said Southfield Police Chief Joseph Thomas. “This is a black-black thing.”
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