Cover of USA TODAY! 10/10/11

Mr Stevie USA Today Cover

"These successes help keep young people in the city. Stevie Ansara, 24, is a beatbox artist, a vocal percussionist, who teaches art in Detroit public schools. He is part of a crop of artists and young people celebrating the city's grit." "There's an awesome energy here," he said. "The city is your canvas." His Midtown neighborhood is seeing more investment as development groups such as Mosey's entice prospective residents. Funded by local foundations, Mosey's group provides up to $20,000 in forgivable loans for down payments or up to two years' rent as incentives for people to move into the area. So far, 250 people who work for the three major employers in Midtown have signed up.