Report Details How Subprime Lending, Foreclosures Hurt DetroitMore than half of mortgage foreclosures in the last 10 years are now blighted or abandoned.
Nonprofit Plans To Overhaul 'Most Blighted Neighborhood In Detroit'CEO Chris Lambert said that more than 10,000 volunteers are expected to help board up, remodel and clean up hundreds of homes in the neighborhood around Osborn High School.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Commissioner Faces Charge From Blight Cleanup WorkA city commissioner who says he was trying to clean up the yard of a blighted home now is facing a misdemeanor charge.
Detroit Hosting National Conference On Vacant PropertiesPeople representing government, business and nonprofits from around the country are visiting Detroit to discuss issues related to vacant properties.
With Help From Duggan's Office, Detroit Neighborhood Boards Up Empty HomesResidents in the area of Van Dyke and Outer Dr. are boarding up several abandoned houses on three blocks starting Friday.
Squatters In 'Abandonminiums' Slow Detroit's Plan To Bulldoze Way To Prosperity"You look for one that's decent, already fixed up," the 58-year-old homeless woman said. She sees it as a community service.
Bills OK'd To Help Detroiters Avoid ForeclosureMayor Mike Duggan said the bills allow 20,000 Detroit homeowners the ability to avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes.
Torn Down Detroit Homes Transformed By Award-winning Woodworking CompanyThe End Grain Woodworking Co. takes reclaimed wood from Detroit homes and incorporates it into new pieces for their clients.
State Working Out Federal Blight Funding DetailsOfficials are working out the final details on which cities would receive how much, said Katie Bach, state housing development authority spokeswoman.
Duggan Announces Side Lot Sale ProgramLots on Detroit's southwest and west sides will be featured Dec. 6 in what the city is calling the first in a series of "side lot sale fairs." The program is part of Duggan's blight plan for Detroit.
Hamtramck, Highland Park Fight Blight With Help From 'Blexting' Citizens, Possible GrantMotor City Mapping is working with the cities of Hamtramck and Highland Park in a "blexting" campaign, which is texting photos of blight in neighborhoods.
Crews Begin Demolition Of Packard PlantPeruvian developer Fernando Palazuelo bought the 40-acre site last year and wants to bring in apartments, retail, high-tech entrepreneurs, light industrial operations and artist studios.
$75M In Federal Funds Will Go To Fight Blight In 12 Michigan Cities"This federal, state and local partnership demonstrates a commitment to revitalizing our cities and to addressing the damaging effects caused by vacant and blighted properties."
Occupied Detroit Land Bank Homes Pose ChallengeThose living in the homes can include squatters, renters or former owners who didn't pay their taxes.
New App Invites Residents To Help City Update List Of Blighted Properties In DetroitThe new smart app will mean that the city can get the latest condition for parcels in the city of Detroit.