Two eyesores in Pontiac; Elderly couple can't sell their home

(WXYZ) - For Delois McMillan, her house on South Francis Street in Pontiac is so much more than a roof and four walls, it's the place she raised her family. 

"I was excited, it was the first home I owned," said McMillan.

Now, she and her husband have moved on and her first house is on the market. 

"Everybody thinks the house is cute, they like the house but when they look at the left and they right, they change their minds."

On one side, sits a vacant house. The lawn is littered with trash and tires are piled up in the backyard. On the other side is a massive mess.  

The huge pile of debris used to be a church.  The congregation left and the church sat empty, its roof leaking.  A few weeks ago, the roof caved in and city contractors pushed the walls in for safety concerns.  Nothing has been done since.

Action News reporter Ronnie Dahl stopped by Pontiac's city hall. Officials say the vacant home has been condemned and is on the city's demolition list. 

The property owner for the church has been ordered to secure the location in the next few days and he was given until the end of the month to finish the demolition work. 

 

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