Detroit Public Schools has an ugly history of failing to safeguard its abandoned properties, but the problem is worsening at an alarming rate.
A crippling wave of tax foreclosures is about to bore down on Detroit.
One of every five Detroit properties in Detroit are in the process of foreclosure under an unprecedented effort by Wayne County to take possession of every property that is three or more years behind in taxes.
On Thursday, bidding began on most of the more than 20,000 Detroit properties that ended up in the Wayne County Tax Auction this year because of delinquent taxes.
As more properties fall into foreclosure, the cycle of abandonment, arson and blight will continue.
Farrakhan is in town looking for potential buildings and properties to purchase as a way to help reignite the local economy.