- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Officials hope to begin a dialogue with residents in a struggling east side Detroit neighborhood while making them aware of available city resources.

The Occupy the Corner Detroit initiative will start at 7 p.m. Friday at the King Luther King Apartments, just east of downtown. It also will be held in other areas the following two Fridays.

Residents will get information on voter registration, utility payment assistance, employment and job training.

Sheffield says the timing will allow the city to reach “young people hanging outside who have nowhere to go.”

Police conducted raids on the apartment complex in June and last December for warrant violations, drugs and weapons.

Sheffield says now is the time to go back and “address the main issues” in the neighborhood.

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