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Duggan may have tough time finding blight funds

Duggan may have tough time finding blight funds WASHINGTON – With federal funding for Detroit's aggressive blight program expected to be exhausted by fall, Mayor Mike Duggan is scouring the Obama administration's agencies in hopes of finding even more to keep the city's abundant stockpile of vacant … Full News here – Read more on Detroit […]

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How Detroit has streamlined its fight against blight – Detroit Video

Facing the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history, Detroit has adopted diverse solutions to give itself a facelift. The city is tackling blight and dilapidated homes with help from…

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In a city filled with blight, one Detroit neighborhood gets help while another waits

Detroit officials must pick winners and losers in deciding which areas get homes demolished first. Those that must wait: neighborhoods already too far gone. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan addresses blight fight

They parted ways in the blight fight. Now Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is fighting back over his decision to move Bill Pulte and the Blight Foundation out of the city last year. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Pulte slams Mayor Duggan over blight fight

Metro Detroit businessman Bill Pulte is slamming Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. He says Duggan’s ego, control and wanting to take credit for blight removal is the reason his team was forced out of Detroit. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Detroit Blight Authority razed 305 homes in Pontiac last year, aims for city to be blight-free by 2017

Detroit Blight Authority razed 305 homes in Pontiac last year, aims for city to be blight-free by 2017

Kirk Pinho – The Detroit Blight Authority, Oakland County and the city of Pontiac demolished about 305 blighted homes in the city last year and expect to eradicate blight in the city by 2017. That’s according to Bill Pulte, founder and chairman of the blight authority, who along with Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson […]

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Detroit urban farm owner ticketed for blight

A small urban farmer working to transform a lot once used for illegal dumping was cited for dumping. While she fights the ticket, other irresponsible property owners are going unpunished. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Squatters Slow Detroit’s Blight Busting Efforts – Detroit Video

Squatters soon will have fewer housing options now that post-bankruptcy Detroit is getting serious about tearing down blighted structures. (Jan. 29) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smartu… Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Pontiac Silverdome’s uncertainty, blight at former Detroit Lions home prompts city to take action

DETROIT, MI — The City of Pontiac’s patience with owners of Pontiac Silverdome, the former home of the Detroit Lions, appears to be wearing thin. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Detroit court’s battle with blight

For the first time, there is a bold plan in place to rid the Motor City of blight and the legal system is a key component. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Battle over blight in southwest Detroit

It’s a battle over blight for neighbors in one southwest Detroit neighborhood. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Detroit blight removal campaign ramps up, long way to go

Detroit blight removal campaign ramps up, long way to go Softening an international reputation as the home of urban ruin porn, the campaign to rid Detroit of blighted eyesores is at last showing results, with the city demolishing about 200 vacant houses a week, four times the level of a year or so ago. The […]

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Good Intentions of Detroit Residents Are Tested by Blight

Good Intentions of Detroit Residents Are Tested by Blight DETROIT — In and around the abandoned houses on Mount Vernon Street, brawls and shootings have erupted, a dogfighting ring has been established, stolen cars were traded and drug deals consummated. So when Michelle Van-Tardy, who has lived on … Full News here – Read more on […]

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State working out which cities -- from Ironwood to Detroit -- get a piece of $  75 million in federal blight funding

State working out which cities — from Ironwood to Detroit — get a piece of $75 million in federal blight funding

Corey Williams Associated Press – LANSING— Vacant houses. Pontiac has them. So does Flint. And Detroit has lots. But tiny Ironwood in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula has them, too. The small community of about 5,300 people is among a dozen awaiting a decision by state housing officials on how much of $ 75 million in […]

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Blight developer drops out, says Detroit wanted control

Blight developer drops out, says Detroit wanted control Detroit — The city of Detroit likely will gain control of more than 6,000 mostly dilapidated properties, after private developers pulled out of deal to buy them. One of the businessmen, John Page, said the deal collapsed because it became clear … Full News here – Read […]

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