CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF THE LOWER EASTSIDE ACTION PLAN; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 193
(Extensions of Remarks - December 04, 2019)

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        CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF THE LOWER EASTSIDE ACTION PLAN

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                           HON. RASHIDA TLAIB

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, December 4, 2019

  Ms. TLAIB. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize Detroit's lower 
eastside communities for their ten years of engagement in the Lower 
Eastside Action Plan.
   The Lower Eastside Action Plan, known commonly as LEAP, started 
through community group engagement in order to address disinvestment 
and structure demolition in Detroit's east side neighborhoods. The 
program has successfully engaged more than five thousand residents to 
strengthen neighborhood ties and repurpose vacant land. Residents 
working hand in hand have been able to reduce blight, prevent tax 
foreclosure, enhance public green spaces, and so much more.
   Please join me in salute to the countless Detroit residents who have 
made the Lower Eastside Action Plan a successful community venture for 
the past ten years.

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