The county is in the process of sending roughly 80,000 property owners notice that their property is subject to foreclose.
Those bidding may qualify for a $25,000 forgivable loan — money that will be wiped off the books if the owner lives in the home for five years.
An online bidding war sparked growing virtual interest — crashing a Detroit auction website.
Andrew Kopeitz moved into Lafayette Park in Detroit more than a year ago, when he paid $840 a month in rent. He was forced to move out when the rent went up to over $1,100.
Duggan calls the plan a bold experiment, but says he’s excited to see what happens in the next 90 days.
A dozen homes in Detroit have been mistakenly demolished, a city official says.
Mayor Dave Bing’s Project 14 — which entices Detroit police officers to move back into the city — is expanding to North Rosedale Park and Green Acres neighborhoods.