Posted by: Ray Brescia | June 28, 2014

Images of Misery: 43,634 Reasons Detroit Is in Trouble

The New York Times recently published a mosaic of images of the more than 40,000 properties in Detroit that have been in mortgage delinquency in recent months.  Here is the site’s description of these images.

This mosaic, created with images from Google Maps Street View, shows one of the many enormous challenges facing Detroit as it tries to climb out of debt. As of January, the owners of these properties collectively owed the county more than $328 million in unpaid taxes and fees. Since then, some have paid their debts, entered in payment plans or qualified for assistance. But 26,038 properties, shown with a yellow triangle, remain in jeopardy, and many are headed for public auction.

Tragic.  Staggering.  Heartbreaking.

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