A pipe on the third floor of the house burst several days ago, causing water to pour through the walls and into the basement.
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.
Firefighters battled to get the upper hand on a blaze at a home in Detroit’s historic Boston-Edison district.
Kim Tandy, president of the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association, said, “There are … all of the accessories that you really need for a wonderful neighborhood and we want to celebrate all of that.”
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has just announced his latest plans to reshape the city.