He's already bought a house and become a member of Flint Handmade.

Joel Sayre is an artist who moved here from the San Francisco area, on a "whim." He wanted to try something new, so he bought a house on Kentucky Ave. and has been renting it out with Airbnb.

He says that he hasn't had a lot of tourists stay at his place; mostly people who are here seeking employment. He already had a physician stay there who was interviewing at Hurley.

Sayre also says that he plans to buy a vacant lot next door to him to create a math and science exhibit with some composting and gardening for the kids in the neighborhood.

Welcome to Flint, Joel! Thanks for believing in this city as much as the rest of us!