(WXYZ) - On a beautiful July day, Pastor Eric Nielson waters the flowers that surround his newly renovated Cadillac Boulevard home.
Eric and his wife Keltie have spent thousands of dollars over the last five years beautifying their home.
But all the while, right next door, a hideous abandoned eyesore of a home has continued to become more and more dangerous.
Last summer Eric and his wife thought they were finally close to getting rid of this ugly, rotting home when it was slated for demolition by the city of Detroit.
But, just a few months later, that home was suddenly and without explanation taken off the demolition list and added to the state of Michigan’s list of historic buildings.
The Nielson’s were stunned and angrier than ever.
Now, a full year later, the dilapidated house next door is finally up for auction by the Wayne County Treasurer’s office.
Eric Nielson has put in his bid to buy that house - sick of waiting for the government to get rid of it, Eric plans to buy it and destroy it.
To do that, Eric has called me and the Call for Action team for help.
Already, I’ve contacted The Motor City Blightbusters, a group that for 21 years has been demolishing crack houses and blighted buildings in the Old Redford area of Detroit.
Right now, together with the Blightbusters, we are putting together a plan to demolish the trashed-out home next to Pastor Nielson’s house.
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