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Reclaiming the Neighborhood: Addressing Vacant Homes in Mott Park

Abstract

Mott Park is a strong neighborhood in Flint that has experienced a large number of mortgage foreclosures and now has numerous empty houses. To address vacant homes, the Genesee Land Bank and the neighborhood association can build community participation and connections; prevent, monitor, and report vacancies; maintain vacant houses; get control of vacant homes; and retrofit and reoccupy homes or remove homes and reinvent vacant lots.

Faculty

Dewar, Dueweke

Students

AuBuchon, Trout-Edwards

Details

  • Community Partner: Flint and Genesee County
  • Location: Detroit
  • Pages: 88
  • Year: 2009
  • Topic: Housing + Community Development, Environment + Land Use

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