Detroit Considers Creating Department To Handle DemolitionsDetroit is considering creating a demolition department to help deal with rising costs associated with tearing down blighted and vacant properties.
Detroit's Delray Area Targeted For Blight Removal To Make Way For New International BridgeMore than 30 dangerous buildings are to be razed and brush will be cleared from vacant land west of where officials hope to build the Gordie Howe International Bridge.
Plan Aims To Change Blight Into Detroit Agricultural BusinessThe historic Chene-Ferry Market shed will be incorporated into the project which is expected to eventually encompass about 60 acres of land.
Open Houses Scheduled For 2 Fully Rehabbed Detroit HomesThe work on the houses is part of the "Rehabbed and Ready" program, an effort to help stabilize neighborhoods by rehabilitating empty houses and making them move-in ready for auction.
Filming Of 'Life In Osborn' Documentary Continues In Detroit"Life in Osborn" documents the clean up of the Osborn community in Detroit.
Quicken Loans Founder: Company Not To Blame For Detroit BlightQuicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert says the number of foreclosures on the company's loans for Detroit homes reflects the large volume of investments made in the city.
Report Details How Subprime Lending, Foreclosures Hurt DetroitMore than half of mortgage foreclosures in the last 10 years are now blighted or abandoned.
Nonprofit Plans To Overhaul 'Most Blighted Neighborhood In Detroit'CEO Chris Lambert said that more than 10,000 volunteers are expected to help board up, remodel and clean up hundreds of homes in the neighborhood around Osborn High School.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Commissioner Faces Charge From Blight Cleanup WorkA city commissioner who says he was trying to clean up the yard of a blighted home now is facing a misdemeanor charge.
Detroit Hosting National Conference On Vacant PropertiesPeople representing government, business and nonprofits from around the country are visiting Detroit to discuss issues related to vacant properties.
With Help From Duggan's Office, Detroit Neighborhood Boards Up Empty HomesResidents in the area of Van Dyke and Outer Dr. are boarding up several abandoned houses on three blocks starting Friday.
Squatters In 'Abandonminiums' Slow Detroit's Plan To Bulldoze Way To Prosperity"You look for one that's decent, already fixed up," the 58-year-old homeless woman said. She sees it as a community service.