City Offers Workers, Retirees Big Discount On Auction Homes

January 27, 2015

By Pat Batcheller

"The more people we have that are willing to buy homes in the city, and fix them's going to go a long way toward stabilizing the neighborhoods we've been working in."

Craig Fahle, Detroit Land Bank Authority.

Mayor Mike Duggan and city council members want more municipal employees to buy homes in Detroit. Toward that end, they’re offering current and retired city workers a steep discount on homes sold through the Detroit Land Bank Authority’s auction program. Land Bank spokesman Craig Fahle tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that the winning bidders will save 50 percent on the final price. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

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