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In an Oct 2, 2015 photo, Charles Voden, left, owner of Voden Construction Co. talks to Leor Barak about the house, in Detroit. As compliance manager for the city’s nuisance abatement program, Barak holds owners of abandoned properties accountable for fixing them up. Last fall, Barak faced a lawsuit of his own under the same program over a blighted duplex he purchased in West Village. (Clarence Tabb, Jr./The Detroit Newsvia via AP)

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