Homes in the East English Village neighborhood of Detroit taken in 2013. Credit: Margaret Dewar, University of Michigan.

University of Michigan researchers found that Detroit neighborhoods, such as Grandmont Rosedale where this home was in foreclosure, weathered the city's housing crisis with the leadership of a community development corporation and volunteer efforts. Credit: Margaret Dewar, University of Michigan.

University of Michigan researchers found found that Detroit neighborhoods such as Grandmont Rosedale that were under the leadership of a community development corporation, along with volunteer efforts, weathered the city’s housing crisis better than the rest. Credit: Margaret Dewar, University of Michigan.

University of Michigan researchers studied three Detroit neighborhoods -- Grandmont Rosedale, East English Village and MorningSide. They found that those under the leadership of a community development corporation, along with volunteer efforts, weathered the city's housing crisis better than the rest.