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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 and the Community

Estimating Home Equity Impacts from Rapid, Targeted Residential Demolition in Detroit, MI: Application of a Spatially Dynamic Data System for Decision Support

Dynamo Metrics (2015)

Utilizing a times series dataset from 2011 to 2015, this paper examines the impact of the Hardest Hit Funds Blight Elimination Program on single-family home values in Detroit. It finds that the implementation of demolitions in the Hardest Hit Fund Zones increased home values more than in other parts of the city.

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