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Detroit to Receive Additional $88.2 Million in Blight Elimination Funding

Detroit’s urban landscape will continue changing in the next few years, in part thanks to an additional $88.2 million dollars in blight removal funding. The money comes from the $188.1 million dollars the U.S. Department of Treasury awarded to the Michigan State Housing Development Authority in April. “The strategic use of these dollars will greatly benefit Michigan homeowners and strengthen communities, resulting in positive progress for people across the state,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. Detr...

Detroit’s Blight Removal Program Receives Additional $42 Million

The City of Detroit’s blight removal program is now able to expand into more neighborhoods as a result of an extra $42 million in funding approved by the U.S. Treasury and Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). The city has been allocated a total of $170 million in federal blight removal, including this most recent round of funding. Detroit has so far used the funds to demolish more than 8,600 vacant buildings since January 2014. This year, the city plans to demolish 5,000 vacan...

12 Michigan Cities Including Detroit To Receive $75 Million To Battle Blight

A plan to combat blight in 12 Michigan cities was approved for $75 million in Federal funding by the U.S. Department of Treasury. The plan, created by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), will help five cities in Wayne County including Detroit, Ecorse, Highland Park, River Rouge, Inkster and Hamtramck. Adrian, Ironwood, Jackson, Lansing, Muskegon Heights and Port Huron are also included. Detroit’s part of the funds will certainly help, however, according to the Blight Re...

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