Info Action Brief

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.

Lead and Demolitions

Lead-Safe Demolition Working Group Report

Aaron Lauer, University of Pittsburgh, Institute of Politics (2019)

This report examines demolition ordinances and best practices in cities to help prevent lead contamination. In particular the paper explores sources of lead exposure, health effects of lead exposure, and city-led demolition programs. While the focus is Southwestern Pennsylvania, case studies are done on Baltimore, Portland, and Detroit.

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