Info Action Brief

Looking to dive deeper? These links will take you to summaries of research, best practices, and resources about key topics related to housing in Detroit.

What do we know about demolitions?

Demolitions in Detroit are an important topic related to housing due to the large increase in demolitions starting in 2014. Demolitions can impact a number of issues including blight, property values, community health, and more.

Demolitions By the Numbers

According to the City of Detroit’s Demolition Program, as of 2019 over 20,000 structures have been demolished, over 21,000 have been boarded up, and over 8,000 rehabbed.

In addition to demolitions, almost 14,000 sidelots have been sold.

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