home demoliton http://michiganradio.org en Anti-foreclosure funds will raze thousands of homes in Detroit, 4 other Michigan cities http://michiganradio.org/post/anti-foreclosure-funds-will-raze-thousands-homes-detroit-4-other-michigan-cities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130826/METRO01/308260078/Snyder-officials-launch-52M-blight-removal-program-Detroit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">Thousands of vacant homes will come down in five Michigan cities</a>, thanks to a diversion of federal money.</span></p><p>The first blighted homes demolished in the $100 million effort came down in the Marygrove neighborhood on Detroit’s west side Monday.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:42:53 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 14147 at http://michiganradio.org Anti-foreclosure funds will raze thousands of homes in Detroit, 4 other Michigan cities Morgage relief money becomes demolition dollars http://michiganradio.org/post/morgage-relief-money-becomes-demolition-dollars <p>Michigan will get $100 million from the federal government to tear down thousands of vacant houses and clean up struggling neighborhoods.</p><p>The money will be used in Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Pontiac and Saginaw.</p><p>Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee represents Flint and he’s been pushing hard for this funding. He joined us today to discuss exactly how this money would be used.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:12:02 +0000 Stateside Staff 12972 at http://michiganradio.org Morgage relief money becomes demolition dollars Stateside for Monday, June 10th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-monday-june-10th-2013 <p>It's not often that people actively seek out a situation that ends up putting them in jail, but on today's show, we spoke with one woman who did exactly that in order to put a spotlight on undocumented immigrants.</p><p>And, communities all across the state are spending money to become more bike-friendly. We found out why they think this will help reverse Michigan's brain-drain.</p><p>Also, three Michigan filmmakers switched gears from movies to music, and this weekend they are hosting a big outdoor music festival in Clare County. &nbsp;</p><p>First on the show, Michigan will get $100 million from the federal government to tear down thousands of vacant houses and clean up struggling neighborhoods.</p><p>The money will be used in Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Pontiac and Saginaw.</p><p>Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee has been pushing hard for this funding. He joined us today from Flint.</p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:04:06 +0000 Stateside Staff 12974 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Monday, June 10th, 2013 Jackson tearing down derelict homes http://michiganradio.org/post/jackson-tearing-down-derelict-homes <p>The city of Jackson is accelerating its home demolition program.</p><p></p><p>The city has torn down 31 homes during the past seven months.</p><p></p><p>Jackson mayor Martin Griffin says he&#39;s got the resources to do more, at a faster pace.</p><p></p> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 02:02:51 +0000 Steve Carmody 8476 at http://michiganradio.org Jackson tearing down derelict homes