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Tax foreclosure and other forms of housing displacement are very serious issues in Detroit. The scope of the problem can be quite daunting and understanding the nuances challenging. These resources can be used to learn about this topic and access sev


Building the Eviction Economy: Speculation, Precarity, and Eviction in Detroit

Eric Seymour and Joshua Akers (2019)

This paper explores housing insecurity, especially evictions, and its relation to the foreclosure market in Detroit. It also examines how evictions and tax foreclosures build the portfolios of speculators and slum lords. It estimates the neighborhood-level impact of tax foreclosure sales on evictions.

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