Thousands Mob Detroit Center in Hopes of Free Cash

Thousands Mob Detroit Center in Hopes of Free Cash

DETROIT — Scuffles erupted as several thousand Detroit residents jockeyed, pushed and shoved Wednesday to get free money being offered to only 3,500 of the city’s recently or soon to be homeless.

 	 		 	  		           			    Several received [medical treatment](",2933,562140,00.html?test=latestnews#") for fainting or exhaustion while frantically trying to obtain the applications for federal housing assistance. The long lines and short tempers highlighted the frustration and desperation that Detroit residents feel struggling through an economic nightmare.
 			     			    The line around Cobo Center, a downtown convention center, started forming well before daybreak. Anger flared within a few hours as more people sought out a dwindling number of applications for the program.


Mob? According to responsible sources, these are low income people and those at risk of becoming homeless. The money must only be spent on utilities and down payment for an apartment. The applicants will be vetted to insure they meet the requirements.


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