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

Quicken Loans Founder: Company Not To Blame For Detroit Blight

Quicken 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11 hours ago

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Report Details How Subprime Lending, Foreclosures Hurt Detroit

More than half of mortgage foreclosures in the last 10 years are now blighted or abandoned.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/25/2015

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

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/12/2015

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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

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