Stabilizing residents in their homes would be one of the first actions Anthony Adams takes as the potential future mayor of Detroit.

Adams served as deputy mayor to former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and as executive assistant to former Mayor Coleman A. Young. Originally from Cincinnati, Adams lived on Detroit’s east side for several years, also serving various roles within the Detroit Public Schools and Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

The mayoral candidate is challenging Detroit’s incumbent Mayor Mike Duggan for his seat in the Democratic primary on Aug. 3. Adams said his priority will be to invest in the city’s neighborhoods by devoting affordable housing dollars to areas needing it most. Dollars should go toward down payment assistance and housing rehab programs in the neighborhoods, as opposed to leveraged housing deals in downtown Detroit.

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