....Shrinking Detroit has 12,000 abandoned.....HOUSES
homes is better
Abandoned homes have not family gatherings.
Abandoned homes do not have children comming home from school.
Abandoned homes do not raise children
abandoned homes have no future.
abandoned HOUSES can be buldozed for a soon to be deserted Mall.
I bet the local pols are still talking about having a homeless problem.
A “home” implies someone lives there. A house is a building.