Tag Archives: abandoned homes

Facing Foreclosure? Don’t Abandon That Home!

Over Easter weekend, over 1,000  University of Michigan  students participated in Detroit Partnership Day and helped demolish hundreds of abandoned homes in the area, as well as cleaned parks and painted murals ion 20 sites in northwest and southwest Detroit.

The problem of abandoned homes is an interesting dimension of the housing crisis in Detroit, as well as in Ann Arbor and around the country.  With so many homes being foreclosed upon, the “orphaned” properties that remain have created difficult legal disputes as to who should care for the properties while the foreclosure process occurs. In many cases, the homeowners abandon their homes upon receiving their first notice.

Continue reading