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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

Developer Alex Pereira in front of his Lorax property. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

‘The Lorax’ Inspires Developer In Fight Against Detroit Blight

The former boarding house was in such bad shape that all he could salvage were the four walls, the carved wood banister and some leaded windows.

97.1 The Ticket–04/22/2014

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announces a new effort to fight blight in front of a vacant brick house in the 16100 block of Roselawn, near Marygrove College and Mary McCleod Bethune Elementary School. The owners of the home are two years delinquent in property taxes and have been issued citation twice in the past year for allowing trash to accumulate at the property. (Credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit To Sue ‘Owner Of Every Single Abandoned House’ In Fight Vs. Blight

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is taking drastic measures in his effort to revitalize the bankrupt city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014

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

Home Demolitions Turn Detroit Into Blank Canvas

The huge demolition project holds the potential to transform Detroit into an urban-redevelopment like the nation has never seen.

03/27/2014

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Timeline Set For Packard Plant Redevelopment Master Plan

The owner of Detroit’s blighted Packard car plant complex said he hopes to finish a master redevelopment plan for the site within three to four months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2014

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