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Detroit Considers Creating Department To Handle DemolitionsDetroit is considering creating a demolition department to help deal with rising costs associated with tearing down blighted and vacant properties.
Blight Removal Efforts Planned For Detroit's Brightmoor AreaAbout two dozen blighted homes on Detroit's northwest side are expected to be razed and scores of lots cleared as part of a project paid for with private donations.
Detroit Shows Improvement, Promise 1 Year Out Of BankruptcyA year after its exit from a brief but embarrassing bankruptcy, Detroit suddenly has something it long lacked: money to spend.
Blight Removal Efforts Planned For Detroit's Delray Area Near New International BridgeBlight eradication efforts in Detroit now include parts of a neighborhood near a planned commuter bridge linking Detroit and Windsor.
Detroit's Delray Area Targeted For Blight Removal To Make Way For New International BridgeMore than 30 dangerous buildings are to be razed and brush will be cleared from vacant land west of where officials hope to build the Gordie Howe International Bridge.
Partnership To Rehab, Sell Up To 65 Vacant Houses In DetroitThe homes will not be for sale to investors.
Quicken Loans Founder: Company Not To Blame For Detroit BlightQuicken 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.
Report Details How Subprime Lending, Foreclosures Hurt DetroitMore than half of mortgage foreclosures in the last 10 years are now blighted or abandoned.
Kresge Foundation Outlines Plans For Investment In Detroit NeighborhoodsThe Kresge Foundation says it will invest in large-scale Detroit projects that help convert blighted land into mixed-use, mixed-income developments.
Detroit Hosting National Conference On Vacant PropertiesPeople representing government, business and nonprofits from around the country are visiting Detroit to discuss issues related to vacant properties.
Detroit Launching Zero-Interest Loan Program To Help Repair Homes, Improve NeighborhoodsLive in Detroit? Need a hand fixing up the house? Help is coming.
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.

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