A Detroit Metro Area Communities Study found that many Detroiters would struggle if faced with a $400 emergency. Afton Branche-Wilson, assistant director of community initiatives at Poverty Solutions, helped Michigan Radio summarize the findings.
"I think this question is a question about financial health," she said. "And when you're financially healthy, you have money set aside in savings, you have a room on your credit card to be able to afford an emergency. So what this is saying is that many Detroiters are not financially healthy."