The Detroit Land Bank Authority is offering half off to current full-time educators and school support staff for homes up for auction in the city.
The Land Bank says the educator discount program also is open to principals, counselors, teacher's aides and other employees at pre-kindergarten through 12th grade schools in Detroit. Discounts will be applied at closing and only can be used once.
A city employee discount also offers 50 percent off on Land Bank-owned homes to city of Detroit workers, retirees and their immediate family members.
The Land Bank helps Detroit redevelop vacant and abandoned properties and has acquired tens of thousands of homes. Some are rehabilitated and set up for the auction program. Others that can't be saved are demolished.