October 19, 2015 | Crain’s Detroit Business

or the last few years, Latesea Howard looked longingly at the vacant lot next door to her Detroit house. She thought it would be a perfect space for her children.

Three months ago, Howard learned through a flier in the mail that she could purchase the lot for $100 through the Detroit Land Bank Authority’s Side Lot program. “I was already taking care of it, and my front yard ventures into the lot just right,” she said. [...]

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