About 76,000 Wayne County properties are in foreclosure, including 62,000 in Detroit.
Most homeowners in Detroit will be paying lower property taxes this year.
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.