Osborne High School students marched in the area of the school calling for abandoned homes nearby to be boarded-up.
The work is part of efforts announced last month by the administration of President Barack Obama to help Detroit.
A big effort was unveiled Monday in Detroit aimed at cleaning several neighborhoods of abandoned and dangerous homes.
The pilot program to address blight was approved Thursday by the U.S. Treasury Department, according to Gov. Rick Snyder.
As the Midtown and downtown areas continue to thrive, many in the neighborhoods say fire safety is often a bigger concern than crime.
A home, packed the the ceiling with junk, went up in flames Wednesday morning in Taylor.
The state, city of Detroit and public school district are working on an initiative that will make schools the hub of a neighborhood’s revitalization.
Detroit fire officials suspect arson after three abandoned homes burned Wednesday on the city’s east side.
State Representative John Olumba ushered in to City Council homeowners from his northeast Detroit district who are fed up with the burned out and abandoned homes and lots that are overgrown with grass.
It’s being called an oasis in the desert in one east side Detroit neighborhood littered with empty lots and abandoned homes.