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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Commissioner Faces Charge From Blight Cleanup Work

A city commissioner who says he was trying to clean up the yard of a blighted home now is facing a misdemeanor charge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2015

A vacant home in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood. (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit Hosting National Conference On Vacant Properties

People representing government, business and nonprofits from around the country are visiting Detroit to discuss issues related to vacant properties.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/19/2015

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With Help From Duggan’s Office, Detroit Neighborhood Boards Up Empty Homes

Residents in the area of Van Dyke and Outer Dr. are boarding up several abandoned houses on three blocks starting Friday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2015

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

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/29/2015

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Bills OK’d To Help Detroiters Avoid Foreclosure

Mayor Mike Duggan said the bills allow 20,000 Detroit homeowners the ability to avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/19/2014

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Torn Down Detroit Homes Transformed By Award-winning Woodworking Company

The End Grain Woodworking Co. takes reclaimed wood from Detroit homes and incorporates it into new pieces for their clients.

12/08/2014

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

State Working Out Federal Blight Funding Details

Officials are working out the final details on which cities would receive how much, said Katie Bach, state housing development authority spokeswoman.

CBS Detroit–11/23/2014

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

Duggan Announces Side Lot Sale Program

Lots on Detroit’s southwest and west sides will be featured Dec. 6 in what the city is calling the first in a series of “side lot sale fairs.” The program is part of Duggan’s blight plan for Detroit.

CBS Detroit–11/19/2014

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

Hamtramck, Highland Park Fight Blight With Help From ‘Blexting’ Citizens, Possible Grant

Motor City Mapping is working with the cities of Hamtramck and Highland Park in a “blexting” campaign, which is texting photos of blight in neighborhoods.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/20/2014

Packard Plant in Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Crews Begin Demolition Of Packard Plant

Peruvian developer Fernando Palazuelo bought the 40-acre site last year and wants to bring in apartments, retail, high-tech entrepreneurs, light industrial operations and artist studios.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2014

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