Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- This ballot proposal is critical to Michigan's economy, but most people won't bother to vote on it
- What explains Michigan's large Arab American community?
- Some think their immigrant ancestors were the last that should be allowed in the U.S.
- Michigan Republican Party's tactics remind me of Watergate, because both were unnecessary
- Signed a petition to oppose Asian carp? You actually signed a petition to allow wolf hunting
Sat September 15, 2012
Flint to resume tearing down blighted homes
The city of Flint is restarting its derelict home demolition program.
The program was stalled earlier this year because of a lack of money.
Flint’s Emergency Financial Manager Ed Kurtz says the city plans to use some federal grant money to tear down abandoned homes that have become public safety problems.
“Hopefully, with the 2.3 million we can maybe get somewhere…around 300 homes,” says Kurtz, “Just to put it into perspective….there’s probably some ten thousand properties in the city that would be subject to demolition.”
The money comes from a federal grant originally intended to build new homes, not tear down old ones.
The New Flint Forest