Detroit To Sue ‘Owner Of Every Single Abandoned House’ In Fight Vs. Blight
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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Motor City is taking drastic measures to clean up nearly 80,000 vacant properties in its 139-square miles.
Mayor Mike Duggan announced Wednesday that the city will begin posting legal notices on empty houses and take court action if needed against owners of blighted properties.
“We’re going to sue the owner of every single abandoned house,” Duggan said. “The precedent has been established. When you leave your house abandoned, it is a nuisance to the neighborhood and you cannot legally leave your property in a way that’s a nuisance.”