THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE VACANT

Nobody’s home in 1 out of 3 city lots, but most houses OK, survey finds.

John Gallagher from Detroit Free Press reports that a recent landmark survey has found that a third of Detroit’s residential parcels are either vacant lots or abandoned homes. However, more than 90% of the city’s occupied houses remain in decent condition.

Detroit Free Press reports that the results portray a city of contrasts: deep in distress in many areas, but surprisingly strong in others, results provided by the Detroit Data Collaborative. The survey, (not including business sites or apartment buildings) found more than 30,000 vacant residential structures, with more than 10,000 of them open to trespass and in dangerous condition.
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