Anthony Brown

Anthony Brown, 59, stands next to a vacant house adjacent to his home in Detroit’s Marygrove neighborhood on Friday, June 13, 2014. Brown hopes that an online auction of city-owned homes helps strengthen his neighborhood and other parts of Detroit. A study prepared for a city blight task force recommends that more than 38,000 houses should be torn down in Detroit. Another 35,000 are unoccupied, abandoned or government-owned and at-risk of becoming blighted. About 5,500 of those are owned by the city or the Detroit Land Bank Authority. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)

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