#IDEADETROIT - Part 1
The current living conditions in Detroit, Michigan, remain baffling given the number of demolished houses, apartments lacking water, and the absence of electricity and plumbing in several residential areas.
Rose Hackman, a writer with The Guardian, suggests that more than 40,000 houses and buildings remain in deplorable conditions; thus, qualify for urgent blight removal. Despite the tide of humanity brought by U.S auto industry and several accounting firms, Detroit has around 78,000 abandoned and disfigured buildings.
The abandoned houses represent about one-fifth of the city's housing stock. The housing density in Detroit has declined due to disfigurement of houses and buildings. Population collapse has played a key role in rising statistics of abandoned commercial buildings and homes.