DLBA News

Contractors wanted for Rehabbed & Ready program

City of Detroit

The Home Depot is interested in adding professional, reliable, and compliant Authorized Service Providers to their repair network.

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How Talmer Bank’s homebuyer incentive helped one resident come home to Detroit

Detroit Unspun

Jay Meeks and his cat “Paper” are, literally, right at home on Detroit’s west side. Closing in on the one-year anniversary of his summer 2014 purchase, Meeks says he’s enjoying the benefits of a three-bedroom, tudor-inspired house on Ohio Street just five houses away from Marygrove College.

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A guy who does what somebody’s gotta do

Detroit Free Press

Jim Schaefer interviews Steven Harris about surprising discoveries made while cleaning out Detroit abandoned houses to ready them for auction.

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Mapping out how Detroit is tackling a mountain of blight

Bridge

No one who has driven through Detroit is surprised by what confronts city residents: More than 84,600 properties are blighted by one estimate, a staggering number that means more than one in five parcels citywide is tainted by a dilapidated structure.

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Determined in Detroit

Construction & Demolition Recycling

Blighted housing demolitions are ramping up in Detroit like never before, and demolition contractors are working diligently to meet the aggressive timetable.

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Detroit land bank auction’s first purchased home sells for $86,500 asking price

Crain's Detroit Business

Just 4 Land bank-auctioned homes have been completed since the program started. The house at 5811 Grayton St. is one — and now it’s for sale.

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The new geographers: How Detroiters are mapping a better future for the city

Model D

Last month, a quiet yet monumental shift occurred in the way government is run in Detroit when the city unveiled its new open data portal. For a city with well-known technological limitations, the portal is a major first step in its effort to modernize its technological infrastructure and develop a culture of transparency.

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Councilmen: Detroit must work to stabilize neighborhoods

Detroit Free Press

Two Detroit councilmen said Friday that the shooting of federal Judge Terrence Berg shows that crime — although down significantly — can happen anywhere and that the city has work to do to stabilize all neighborhoods.

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New ideas to revive empty lots

Detroit News

This spring, as the snow finally fades on parcels of green, residents across Detroit are going to be asked what future they see for the vacant land across their neighborhoods and offered a guidebook to get there.

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Taking Back Detroit: Portraits of the Motor City by Wayne Lawrence

National Geographic

Hear from the die-hard natives and upbeat newcomers who are reimagining Detroit, playing out their dreams, or reveling in the once neglected city’s revival.

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