First free home goes to Detroit officer | Detroit Free Press | freep.com: "... The project is designed to help the city reduce blight and crime and add a sense of security to its neighborhoods.
William Booker-Riggs, 38, a mayoral bodyguard, was the first to take advantage of one of 10 free houses donated to the city by Bank of America.
'I'm so glad to be here,' Booker-Riggs, who moved from a house in Southfield, told reporters in his spacious new home in the Green Acres neighborhood just south of 8 Mile. The home had been abandoned for about a year and is to receive about $100,000 in repairs..."