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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.

Lead and Demolitions

Task Force Recommendations for Improving Demolition Safety and Health Standards

City of Detroit Health Department (2017)

The Detroit Health Department’s Taskforce on Demolitions and Health recommendations focus on reducing exposures and the potential health impacts associated with lead dispersion during demolitions.

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