Detroit blight

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Detroit Launching Zero-Interest Loan Program To Help Repair Homes, Improve Neighborhoods

Live in Detroit? Need a hand fixing up the house? Help is coming.

CBS Detroit–03/23/2015

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

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

Businessman Drops Plan To Buy Thousands Of Vacant Detroit Homes

Herb Strather has dropped plans to buy 6,350 vacant houses and lots he earlier claimed in a tax foreclosure auction.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2014

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

Demolition Underway, But Developer Hopes To Preserve Parts Of Decaying Packard Plant

Some preliminary demolition is underway at Detroit’s historic Packard Plant, to prepare the sprawling complex of abandoned buildings for an ambitious redevelopment project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/21/2014

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Parolees, Probationers To Join In Detroit Blight Cleanup

Parolees and probationers are expected to join law enforcement officials and a Detroit neighborhood group to help eliminate blight in the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2014

A renovated kitchen inside a home in Detroit's Boston Edison neighborhood. (Credit: WWJ Newsradio 950)

Report: Detroit Spent Big Money To Renovate Homes Sold At Fraction Of Price

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2014

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

Task Force: Blight Removal In Detroit Will Cost $850 Million

“We’re going to find the money, and we’re going to get it done,” said Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2014

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Volunteers Wanted To Help Plant 15,000 Trees In Detroit

Fighting Detroit blight the natural way — that’s the goal of a new tree-planting project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/06/2014

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (right) speaks in Detroit. (Credit: Beth Fisher/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Treasury Secretary Confirms Support For Detroit Blight Fight

The Hardest Hit Fund, which was created in 2010 to help states get through the economic and mortgage crisis, will allow thousands of houses to be torn down.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/26/2014

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan speaks at a news conference announcing the 2014 Motor City Makeover at Palmer Park in Detroit. (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Detroit Seeks Volunteers For ‘Motor City Makeover’ In May

“If you don’t like the way your neighborhood looks, this is your change to do something about it.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2014