Officials in Oakland County are teaming up with the Detroit Blight Authority to clean up and improve neighborhoods.
County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Bill Pulte, chairman of the Detroit Blight Authority and CEO of Pulte Capital Partners, announced the partnership Wednesday at a news conference.
They say their focus is on the reviving city of Pontiac, where the first of 550 homes was demolished the same day.
Pulte developed the Detroit Blight Authority as a new standard for getting rid of blight. This non-profit organization is able to remove blight at about half the cost while recycling 80 percent of the material.