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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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Detroit blight buyer makes a payment but hits a snag

Detroit blight buyer makes a payment but hits a snag Strather and his partner in the blight-buying venture, Texas-based Eco Solutions, placed a $ 3,183,500 bid for over 6,000 of what he calls "Detroit's worst properties." The properties, spread throughout the city, were packaged together in the Wayne … Full News here – Read more […]

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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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