- Associated Press - Sunday, April 27, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Hundreds got a closer look at some vacant houses up for auction on Detroit’s east side.

A tour by the East English Village Neighborhood Association was held Sunday.

Details of the homes there are listed on the Detroit Land Bank website. The city wants to sell the houses to people willing to quickly fix them up.

One house per day will be auctioned off beginning May 5. It’s part of the city’s effort to eradicate blight while stabilizing neighborhoods.

Mayor Mike Duggan was among those at the site on Sunday.

He tells WXYZ-TV (http://bit.ly/1fiYaFE ) that instead of letting the houses sit vacant, officials are “taking them from the owners who abandoned them and auctioning them” online.


Information from: WXYZ-TV, http://www.wxyztv.com

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