- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 26, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - A survey of vacant houses, buildings and abandoned lots across Detroit is expected to go to the mayor and the state-appointed emergency manager next month.

Detroit Blight Removal Task Force co-chair Glenda Price told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the group is delaying its report on 380,217 structures and vacant parcels until mid- to late-April because it’s merging more information into its database.

The original target was late March.

Price says the added information includes whether homes and businesses have electrical service or get mail. The status of tax collection also is being added.

The project aims to put an accurate number on blighted, vacant and deteriorating structures in Detroit.

Price says the extra details makes the database more comprehensive and indicate if properties are occupied or not.

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