vacant homes

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

Report: Flint, Detroit More Blighted Than Post-Katrina New Orleans

A new report suggests that Flint and Detroit suffer from more blight than New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/21/2012

Jacob Kudlah’s uncle and aunt stand looking at the spot in a Detroit field where he and a friend were found dead. (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting, File)

Vacant Detroit Becomes Dead Body Dumping Ground

Abandoned and neglected parts of Detroit are quickly becoming dumping grounds for the bodies of murder victims.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/02/2012

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

Plan Would Help Detroit Boost Safety, Fight Blight

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he welcomes Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to help stabilize Detroit neighborhoods near city schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2012

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing on site to announce another 90 day-1,500 abandoned home teardown effort. (WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Detroit Plans 1,500 Demolitions By End Of Sept.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says the city plans to tear down 1,500 dangerous and abandoned structures by the end of September.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2012

Foreclosed home (Spencer Platt/Getty Images, File)

A Different Approach For Habitat For Humanity

Instead of letting them go to waste in the foreclosure crisis, Habitat Oakland and partners will rehabilitate 6 vacant homes in Southfield for families who could not otherwise afford their own.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/19/2012

WWJ Photo, File

Ford: We Need To Demolish Vacant Homes In Detroit

A local business leader has a plan to demolish vacant and dilapidated homes that have been plaguing Detroit for years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2011

WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas

Chase Bank Donates $1M To Move Workers Back To Detroit

Chase bank is making a $1 million donation to help Detroit Police Officers and city workers move back into the city.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2011

Arrest Made In Connection With Flint House Fires

Police said they have made one arrest in connection with a string of fires at vacant homes in Flint.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/22/2011