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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

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

$75M In Federal Funds Will Go To Fight Blight In 12 Michigan Cities

“This federal, state and local partnership demonstrates a commitment to revitalizing our cities and to addressing the damaging effects caused by vacant and blighted properties.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/13/2014

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

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