vacant homes

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

Neighbors have been cutting the lawn outside this home on Bishop Street in Detroit. (credit: Kathryn Larson/WWJ)

Detroit Neighbors Claim High Bidders Aren’t Taking Care Of Properties Won At Auction

“They want the house, but they don’t want to take care of the outside, and they expect everyone else to.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/15/2014

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 dilapidated building in Southwest Detroit. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ, File)

Snyder: $100M In US Aid For Anti-Blight Demolition

“As the abandoned properties come down, property values will go up, and crime will go down,” the governor said.


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

Michigan Cities Await Word On Demolition Funds

A decision on how much money each city will get is expected next week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2013

A vacant home in Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Mich. To Get $100M To Demolish Vacant Houses

The pilot program to address blight was approved Thursday by the U.S. Treasury Department, according to Gov. Rick Snyder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2013

Cleared land at St. Aubin near Gratiot on Detroit's eastside. (credit: WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

Nonprofit Detroit Blight Authority To Clear Abandoned Properties

Along St. Aubin near Gratiot, there were numerous abandoned homes and opened basements. Now, this 10-block area is nearly completely vacant land

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2013

WWJ Photo, File

Plans Call For 600 Home Demolitions In Flint

Officials plan to demolish 600 vacant homes in Flint starting this week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/15/2012

A vacant home in Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell, File)

Volunteers Boarding Up Detroit Homes For Safety

Hundreds of volunteers are expected to seal as many as 150 abandoned houses on Detroit’s west side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/27/2012

Volunteers work to board up a vacant house in Detroit. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

450 Volunteers Help Board Up 100 Blighted Detroit Properties

More than 100 vacant homes in Detroit have their windows and doors freshly boarded up after a volunteer effort called the 100 Houses Project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2012