Businessman Drops Plan To Buy Thousands Of Vacant Detroit HomesHerb Strather has dropped plans to buy 6,350 vacant houses and lots he earlier claimed in a tax foreclosure auction.
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."
Detroit To Sue 'Owner Of Every Single Abandoned House' In Fight Vs. BlightDetroit Mayor Mike Duggan is taking drastic measures in his effort to revitalize the bankrupt city.
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.
Michigan Cities Await Word On Demolition FundsA decision on how much money each city will get is expected next week.
Mich. To Get $100M To Demolish Vacant HousesThe pilot program to address blight was approved Thursday by the U.S. Treasury Department, according to Gov. Rick Snyder.
Nonprofit Detroit Blight Authority To Clear Abandoned PropertiesAlong St. Aubin near Gratiot, there were numerous abandoned homes and opened basements. Now, this 10-block area is nearly completely vacant land
Plans Call For 600 Home Demolitions In FlintOfficials plan to demolish 600 vacant homes in Flint starting this week.
Volunteers Boarding Up Detroit Homes For SafetyHundreds of volunteers are expected to seal as many as 150 abandoned houses on Detroit's west side.
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.
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.
Vacant Detroit Becomes Dead Body Dumping GroundAbandoned and neglected parts of Detroit are quickly becoming dumping grounds for the bodies of murder victims.