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Tax foreclosure and other forms of housing displacement are very serious issues in Detroit. The scope of the problem can be quite daunting and understanding the nuances challenging. These resources can be used to learn about this topic and access sev


The Eviction Machine: Neighborhood Instability and Blight in Detroit’s Neighborhoods

Joshua Akers and Eric Seymour (2019)

The research paper describes the process of evictions and foreclosures in Detroit and its impact on Detroit residents. It shows how the tax foreclosure process serves as a pipeline for speculators and bulk buyers in Detroit. It points out possible intervention points where public agencies could help limit the growth of this speculative process that impacts low-income renters and homebuyers.

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