The Impact from Demolition

In order to evaluate the impact of the City of Detroit's revitalization activities, researchers leveraged public and private data sharing and cooperation from a range of institutions to develop and economic model to estimate the impact of Detroit's demolition.

The research suggests that each demolition in the targeted demolition zones increases the value of occupied single family homes within 500 feet by an estimated 4.2%.

Each occupied house in the Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination target zones is now worth more – by about $3,600 – because of the HHF Demolition Program.

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More details of the Hardest Hit Fund Program, and a more detailed overview of the results from the impact study can be found in the policy brief.

The full impact report details the estimated economic affect of the Hardest Hit Fund Blight elimination program, as well as the specific techniques used in the analysis.