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$75M in federal funds to help fight blight in Hamtramck, Detroit, other Michigan cities

Associated Press – LANSING — Michigan plans to fight blight in 12 cities using $ 75 million in federal funding, the latest in a series of efforts to deal with vacant and dilapidated buildings across the state. The plans, created by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, will help fund work in Detroit, Ecorse, Hamtramck, Highland Park, […]

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Battle against blight near Detroit church

A Detroit church is hoping for some divine intervention in its battle against blight.  Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Community pulls together in Cody High area’s blight fight

Rebuilding Detroit’s blighted neighborhoods requires more than paint, hammers and lawn mowers in the hands of well-meaning volunteers. It needs buy-in from the people who live there to make the investment last. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Will “Blexting” Help With Detroit Blight?

Will “Blexting” Help With Detroit Blight? The Detroit Land Bank Authority, the one public entity among the four institutional partners that developed Motor City Mapping, will use the site to zero in on blighted buildings, homes and vacant lots, and determine the path toward renovation or … Full News here – Read more on Next […]

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Christians fight blight, raise spirits in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood

Christians fight blight, raise spirits in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood Bowyer and a group of youngsters called the 45 Christians spent time Tuesday and Wednesday fixing up Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood. Earlier this summer, the group painted mural boards on plywood. The idea, borrowed from Motor City Blight Blusters, … Full News here – Read more on Hometownlife.com

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Detroit blight fight chief seeks tougher code enforcement, less red tape

Detroit blight fight chief seeks tougher code enforcement, less red tape Detroit — The Duggan administration has tapped a former assistant police chief to revamp a city department tasked with fighting blight and revolutionizing its business technology. Eric Jones, a 25-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department, is … Full News here – Read more […]

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Detroit bankruptcy judge offered three-hour blight tour in Ford F-150 – at no taxpayer expense

DETROIT, MI — If the federal judge overseeing Detroit’s bankruptcy needs help planning his three-hour blight tour of the city, there’s an expert in this town of nearly 143 square miles more than happy to help. John George, founder of Motor City Blight Busters, told MLive.com he’ll eagerly take Judge Steven Rhodes for a ride […]

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Are Blight Fighters Heroes or Criminals?

The City of Detroit warned residents that it wasn’t proper for them to remove the rubble of a burned house from their neighborhood, but at the same time said they had no money to do it for them.    Feeling they had no other choice, and tired of the dangerous eyesore, these neighbors decided to […]

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From urban gardening to deconstruction, ‘blight bootcamp’ to explore strategies for dealing with vacant property

A series of anti-blight workshops planned for this weekend will explore ways neighbors can pitch in to deal with that vacant eyesore down the street. Full News here – Detroit News

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Clearing neighborhood blight to cost $850M, Detroit group finds

The city’s Blight Task Force says it will cost $ 850 million and up to five years to remove the 84,641 Detroit properties that are blighted. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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$100 million JP Morgan Chase investment in Detroit to go toward fighting blight, building workforce, spurring development

DETROIT, MI – JP Morgan Chase on Wednesday officially unveiled a $ 100 million, five-year commitment to the city of Detroit, marking what the bank says is the firm’s largest commitment to a city in its more-than-200-year history. The bank has… Full News here – Detroit Business News

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$100 million JP Morgan Chase investment in Detroit to go toward fighting blight, building workforce, spurring development

DETROIT, MI – JP Morgan Chase on Wednesday officially unveiled a $ 100 million, five-year commitment to the city of Detroit, marking what the bank says is the firm’s largest commitment to a city in its more-than-200-year history. The bank has… Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Eyewear could change how you see Detroit blight

There is no easy answer to the question regarding what should be done with Detroit’s abandoned homes. However, an Eastern Market company has a solution that could reflect Detroit’s possibly bright future. Homes Eyewear has set out to make the city a little more stylish, and do their part in cleaning it up by repurposing select woods from neglected homes for sunglasses. All […]

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Blight eradication discussed at Detroit event

Detroit — The results of a survey of abandoned structures and vacant lots across Detroit will be presented in mid- to late May, the co-chair of the city’s Blight Removal Task Force said Wednesday during a panel discussion. Full News here – Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News

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Detroit blight task force co-chair Glenda Price: Clean-up efforts will be ‘very visible’

A blight-fighting task force that was set up in September is already operating in six Detroit neighborhoods after completing a comprehensive property review and creating a database, according to one of the group’s co-chairs. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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