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Category: Housing Development :: Blight
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Containing Detroit’s housing blight 21.1.2015 Durango Herald
DETROIT – An unusual home taking shape inside General Motors’ sprawling Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is intended to be part of a movement to rebuild the city’s economy and deteriorating, disappearing housing stock.Skilled-trades workers, taking breaks from their tasks at the factory that produces the electric...
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Shipping container home seen as seed for renewal, not cure for all of Detroit's housing ills 4.1.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Room for Debate: Have Human Rights Treaties Failed? 29.12.2014 NY Times: Editorials
Do international human rights treaties work to protect vulnerable populations, or should they be abandoned in favor of other ...
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Michigan divides up $75 million in federal funding to fight blight in 12 Michigan cities 16.12.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Mayor: Effective service delivery to residents among Detroit's challenges after bankruptcy 11.12.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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An epidemic bugs the forest 10.12.2014 Durango Herald
There are many pests, blights and diseases forest rangers monitor, but locally, spruce bark beetle has risen to the top of the list, munching through the landscape at an alarming rate.U.S. Forest Service officials are evaluating potential strategies to combat the problem and may employ logging, reforestation and managed...
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Crowdfunding razes a home to raise up a block 26.11.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
Even in a world full of bizarre crowdfunding ideas — like the Los Angeles comic who raised $6,000 to skywrite “How do I land?” — San Franciscan Gordon Young had trouble conjuring the elevator pitch for his dream. “People are used to hearing, 'I’m trying to raise money to fund my film,’ or some other kind of creative dream,” said Young, an author and lecturer in the communications department at Santa Clara University. [...] it is regularly perched near the top of lists of America’s most violent cities and is plagued by thousands of abandoned properties. At roughly the same time he was buying “a home I had no business to buy” in the overheated real estate market in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights, he began thinking of Flint, mired in decay. The memoir is about his search to buy and restore a blighted home as a small way of helping his hometown — and as a look at the wealth disparity between the two cities. Even after several thousand such properties have been torn down over the years, Flint still has ...
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Detroit starts down the road to recovery, respect 10.11.2014 AP National
DETROIT (AP) -- The largest U.S. city to endure bankruptcy has exited insolvency $7 billion lighter in debt, but the effects of civic neglect linger for many in Detroit who still fall asleep to echoes of gunfire and awake surrounded by blocks and blocks of abandoned houses....
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Film Review: Time-shifting father-daughter tale 'Interstellar' is a sublime cosmic knockout 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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City has $35 million backlog in razing abandoned buildings 28.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 2015 budget would have to commit another $35 million to razing dangerous, vacant buildings that blight communities to clear a backlog of nearly 1,400 court-ordered demolitions, an administration official said ...
Gary serial killing case adds pain to troubled, struggling city in Indiana 25.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
When Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson took over this northwest Indiana city, it had already been beaten down by steel mill and factory closings, a wave of violent crime and the exodus of its most prosperous and educated ...
Detroit hopes to sell scrapped copper from public lighting operations for $25 million 22.10.2014 Star Tribune: Business
Spokane measure would track abandoned homes 20.10.2014 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The Spokane City Council is considering creating a registry of abandoned homes as a way to prevent them from slipping into disrepair....
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Minneapolis East Isles developer's personal project sits idle 14.10.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
For a decade, East Isles duplex owned by high-profile developer has been vacant, deteriorating.
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Minneapolis developer's personal project sits idle 14.10.2014 Star Tribune: Local
For a decade, East Isles duplex owned by high-profile developer has been vacant, deteriorating.
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Appetites: A restaurant renaissance for St. Paul's Payne Avenue 8.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
St. Paul's Payne Avenue is enjoying the arrival of several new restaurants which have created a foodie culture where there hasn't been one.
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Arvada gets praise, criticism for using urban renewal to guide development 23.9.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Urban renewal projects have dramatically shaped the identity of Arvada over the last 30 years, but not without ...
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Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few 22.8.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to assist homeowners with loan balances and providing new loans, but consumer advocates say relatively few will be helped relative to the devastation triggered by the mortgage crisis.
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Eric Holder outlines details of Bank of America settlement 22.8.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to reduce some homeowners' loan balances, provide new loans to low-income buyers and address areas of neighborhood blight. [...] consumer advocates say relatively few people will be helped relative to the devastation caused by the mortgage bonds, which fueled the worst financial crisis since the 1930s and threw millions of homes into foreclosure. Neighborhood blightAs part of the consumer relief, Bank of America has essentially pledged to help remedy the neighborhood blight its neglect helped cause when it auctioned off foreclosed homes at steep discounts, Smith said. The agreement with Bank of America is the last of three deals during the past nine months designed to punish some of the country's leading financial institutions for their roles in bundling subprime mortgages into securities that were misleadingly sold as safe investments despite the high likelihood that borrowers would default. Though the JP Morgan Chase settlement was announced in ...
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Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few 22.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Bank of America’s record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to reduce some homeowners’ loan balances, provide new loans to low-income buyers and address areas of neighborhood blight. But consumer advocates say relatively few people will be helped relative to the devastation triggered by the mortgage...
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