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A vacant home in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas) File

Occupied Detroit Land Bank Homes Pose Challenge

Those living in the homes can include squatters, renters or former owners who didn’t pay their taxes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/23/2014

House in Detroit. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950) FILE

New App Invites Residents To Help City Update List Of Blighted Properties In Detroit

The new smart app will mean that the city can get the latest condition for parcels in the city of Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/15/2014

(photo: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Forgotten Homes Salvaged, ‘Deconstructed’ Into Recycled Products

In less than two years, nearly 70 homes have been fixed up, with dozens of new long-term jobs created with the help of the Wayne County EDGE.

07/12/2014

Mike Duggan speaks at the Fifth Precinct in Detroit. (Photo: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Duggan Unites With Maroun Family To Begin Blight Demolition [VIDEO]

Duggan said that he wants to get past the history of an adversarial relationship with the owners of the Detroit International Bridge Companyand move forward working together.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/05/2014

WWJ Photo, File

Parolees, Probationers To Join In Detroit Blight Cleanup

Parolees and probationers are expected to join law enforcement officials and a Detroit neighborhood group to help eliminate blight in the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2014

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Detroit Home Sells for Over $100K In City’s Fight Against Blight

Mayor Mike Duggan’s Building Detroit home auction program sold a house for a record $135,000 in Detroit’s Boston-Edison District.

CBS Detroit–05/30/2014

A renovated kitchen inside a home in Detroit's Boston Edison neighborhood. (Credit: WWJ Newsradio 950)

Report: Detroit Spent Big Money To Renovate Homes Sold At Fraction Of Price

Detroit spent as much as $537,000 per home renovating 30 houses starting in 2011 under a federal program to fight blight before selling most for less than $100,000 each.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2014

House in Detroit. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950) FILE

Task Force: Blight Removal In Detroit Will Cost $850 Million

“We’re going to find the money, and we’re going to get it done,” said Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2014

The Detroit Blight Authority tears down an abandoned home in Pontiac. (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Dismissed By Detroit, Blight Authority Begins Work In Pontiac

Bill Pulte said they cleared about 1,000 lots in Detroit. Now, they’ll help to revive Pontiac block by block.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2014

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announces a new effort to fight blight in front of a vacant brick house in the 16100 block of Roselawn, near Marygrove College and Mary McCleod Bethune Elementary School. The owners of the home are two years delinquent in property taxes and have been issued citation twice in the past year for allowing trash to accumulate at the property. (Credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit To Sue ‘Owner Of Every Single Abandoned House’ In Fight Vs. Blight

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is taking drastic measures in his effort to revitalize the bankrupt city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014

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