This is your Daily Detroit News Byte recorded on June 14, 2018. Of course, if you want to get the show first, subscribe in your podcast app of choice.
Your stories for today:
ACCUSED HOUSING DISCRIMINATION: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing Oakland County of pushing discriminatory housing policies in how it divvies up federal housing money.
In a 20-page letter addressed to county Executive L. Brooks Patterson, HUD says Oakland County steered 171 million dollars in housing aid since 1989 to homeowners at the expense of renters, who are more likely to be non-white. That’s contributed to the worst housing segregation in the nation.
ROYAL OAK SELLS LAND NEAR I-696: You know that big empty parcel just north of I-696 near Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak? Maybe you’ve parked there while going to the Detroit Zoo … or Arts, Beats and Eats? Well, the city has just sold that 4-plus acre site to a private developer for $2.5 million.
DETROIT SCHOOLS HAVE A PROBLEM HIRING NEW PEOPLE: The new Superintendent is diving into the Gordian knot that is Detroit’s Public Schools, and seems to be finding challenge after challenge.
The Detroit Public Schools Community District is looking to hire more teachers, but it’s not an easy task. According to a survey released by the district itself, that’s in part because those who work for the district are saying … don’t work there.
BIKE LOVE: The Michigan legislature has passed a package of bills that would mean motorists would have to pass at least 3 feet to the right or left of a bike or, if it is not practical to do so, pass at a safe distance at a safe speed.
DETROIT SOCCER DISTRICT OPENS: Jer catches up with Joseph de Verteuil for an interview about his new facility on the near west side of the city.
FREE ICE CREAM: We give you all the details on where to get free eats from Tillamook.
HOUR DETROIT BEST OF: The Best Of Detroit is coming from HOUR Detroit. Daily Detroit Happy Hour host Sven Gustafson has all the details for you.