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Detroit Land Bank cleans up around abandoned home after Action News story

Posted: 11:28 PM, Jun 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-13 03:30:47Z

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A Detroit neighborhood believes they're safer after a nuisance property was cleared of overgrown trees and brushes.

Neighbors claim the property was a welcome mat for crime.

Last week on Wednesday, Action News Reporter Rudy Harper spoke with homeowner Ezaviar Cash about the abandoned property. Cash lives next door to the home on the 9000 block of Pinehurst.

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He said the property had been neglected for a decade and calls for help to the city went unanswered. The property is owned by Detroit Land Bank.

A spokesperson made a promise to Cash and his family to clear the brush and debris.

Crews responded less than a week later. Land Bank made sure the backyard of the property was mostly clear on Wednesday.

The home goes up for auction on June 17.

The Land Bank has more than 25,000 vacant homes and lots across Detroit. A spokesperson said about $3 million is allocated to lawn care. However, those funds do not cover backyards.