Demolition plans finally in place to remove dangerous blight near elderly woman's home

DETROIT – Local 4 met 91-year-old Ruth Brown last July after it came to light that she was living between two dangerous, burnt-out homes. The problem for Brown, however, was that the decrepit homes were not on the city’s demolition list.

Now, after almost a year of directing the city to the dangerous blight next to Brown’s home, the city has scheduled a time to clean up the mess.

The home, owned by the Detroit Land Bank Authority, has been neglected for years and has also become a frequent target for scrappers.

Live near blighted homes?

The city now has a website where you can track the city’s demolition projects.

Check the dots around the location you’re interested in looking at.The red dots mean the home nearby is in the demolition pipeline and the yellow dots mean the demolition has been contracted.

To view the interactive map, click here.

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