Blight Elimination Program kick-off event in Detroit. Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller speaks at event hosted by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to kick off the kick-off  in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo: U.S. Department of Treasury Flickr photo)

Blight Elimination Program kick-off event in Detroit. Under Secretary for Domestic Finance Mary Miller speaks at event hosted by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority to kick off the kick-off  in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo: U.S. Department of Treasury Flickr photo)

The mission of the Blight Task Force is to develop a straightforward and detailed implementation plan to remove every 'blighted' residential structure, commercial structure and public building, and clear every blighted vacant lot in the city of Detroit as quickly as possible using an environmentally-conscious approach. The plan's recommendations will focus on creating economic opportunities for the city and its people, as well as dramatically improving the safety of residents and first responders.

 

 

 

Areas of Engagement

The Blight Task Force is focused on the following areas:

Legal Authority, Demolition, Community, Strategic Partners, Costs, and Funding