Delray: Beyond Isolation
Median Household Income: $26,844
Percentage of Population Foreign-Born: 34.4%
Officials from the state of Michigan and Canada are now working on plans to build the New International Trade Crossing (NITC), a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor that will land in the middle of the Delray neighborhood. This Southwest Detroit neighborhood wedged between 1–75, Fort Wayne, Zug Island and the Wastewater Treatment Plant – has seen its population decline over the last 50 years. But those who remain have been waiting. Residents have put their lives on hold for the proposed bridge to Canada for the last five years. Many hope to be bought out. Then they can move to a neighborhood that’s less polluted and feels safer. Others hope the bridge will make their neighborhood a better place to live. Exploring daily life of normal people — business owners, laborers, families and children — living in this small, isolated neighborhood.