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Opportunity Zones

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Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is asking a House committee to investigate a federal tax break program intended to help low-income communities. 

She’s sent a letter to the chairman of the House Ways and Means committee and two subcommittee chairs asking for a hearing on the Opportunity Zone program.

Tax breaks for poor neighborhoods steered to booming pockets in Detroit

Mar 20, 2018
Downtown Detroit Skyline
Bridge Magazine / Bridge Magazine

Detroit is a city with abundant need. The poorest big city in America, there are few corners that couldn’t use help.

So critics wonder why a new federal tax incentive program – intended to benefit the poorest neighborhoods in the nation – is poised to help areas of Detroit that are doing the best. And it’s not just the Motor City; state officials have also designated areas in some affluent counties in northern Michigan.