DETROIT (AP) – People representing government, business and nonprofits from around the country are visiting Detroit to discuss issues related to vacant properties.

The Flint-based Center for Community Progress says the sixth national “Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference” starts on Tuesday and runs through Thursday. It’s scheduled for the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center and is expected to draw hundreds of people.

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Detroit has worked for years to deal with vacant homes and buildings, and thousands of them have been razed. Sessions will highlight those and other efforts.

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The theme is “Beyond Blight: Building a Bold Movement.”

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