Items Tagged with 'blight'


Anti-blight laws arm cities

December 19, 2013
| By AP
LANSING — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed laws strengthening penalties against owners of blighted property. Read More

A lot of eyes are on Grand Rapids

Many are watching how the city and land bank conduct the Fresh Start program.

November 1, 2013
The blight blitz to rid the city of 100 dilapidated houses is underway, and how it gets done in Grand Rapids may determine if and where it gets done the next time. Read More

Feds give Grand Rapids $2.5M to fight blight

August 22, 2013
| By AP
LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan is getting $100 million in federal aid to demolish abandoned buildings to fight blight in Detroit and four other cities, including Grand Rapids. Read More

Grand Rapids considers transferring 163 tax-foreclosed properties to land bank

June 14, 2013
When Kent County commissioners agreed in March not to sell any tax-foreclosed properties to the Kent County Land Bank Authority — after selling 44 for $422,000 last July — they did so believing that decision should fall into the hands of city and township officials. Read More