Burned out home near Detroit high school a dangerous problem

You know they exist and there's no way to miss them. Burned out homes dot the landscape in the Motor City but one in particular is more than just an eyesore.

Gloria Demps lives near Henry Ford High School in the 20100 block of Evergreen. It's there, on Detroit's northwest side, that she said the burned home is a dangerous hangout for kids. Fire damaged the home some time ago but the shell of it remains. 

She says not only does it look bad, the backyard is being used to dump garbage plus students from the high school are using the burned-out home to hide instead of go to school. 

"It's terrible cause no one will do anything about it," she told FOX 2's Ingrid Kelly. "They go in there instead of going to school."

Frustrated, she called the city to complain. She got nowhere. 

"I first called city asked them about...boards were put up about a year ago," Demps said.

She says with all the revitalization going on in the city she wants changes on her street right here on Evergreen. Officials say they have a plan.

FOX 2 reached out to the city and was told this is another home the Detroit Land Bank feels should be rehabbed, and lived in by a family, instead of being demolished.

The Land Bank took possession of the home earlier this year and the property has been inspected and determined that it should be placed up for auction. 

Gloria says whatever the plan is she just wants to see some changes sooner than later

"If they are not going to Tear it down fix it up so rent it to someone," she said.

The home will likely be auctioned in mid to late summer of this year. 
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