The Blight Authority is comprised of people passionate about the total elimination of blight in our communities. Founded by Bill Pulte, grandson of Pulte Homes founder and billionaire William Pulte, who was moved after reading a Detroit Free Press article describing the blighted walk to school for young girl who attended a public school in Detroit.
Bill gained national prominence for applying high-tech and mass-production techniques to housing demolition, using a nonprofit entity that combines public and private funders. While operating his Blight Authority in Detroit, his team was praised for clearing abandoned structures, trash and overgrowth from multiple blocks near Eastern Market, in the northwest Detroit community of Brightmoor and in the City of Pontiac, Michigan.
The Board of Directors include Bill along with his wife, Diana and good friend and mentor Chris Malfitano.