blight

Detroit skyline
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Property speculation is causing dysfunction in Detroit's housing market and leading to blight and instability in neighborhoods, according to a newspaper investigation.

Courtesy - "Fight Blight and Spur Revival in Flint, Michigan"

It’s no secret that Flint has been ravaged by blight and neglect over the past couple of decades. Hundreds, if not thousands, of abandoned homes are scattered across the city. While Flint’s problems are pretty daunting when viewed all at once, one former Flint resident has decided to help out by focusing on a single, burned-out, abandoned house.