Free Houses for Authors

Yes, you read that title correctly: If you’re an author and you’re willing to move, you could get a free house.

Write-A-House takes the usual idea of a writer’s residency and adds a new twist: the residency is forever, because the authors chosen for the program receive a house.

All right, nothing is forever. But you do have to agree to live in the house for at least two years. The program is intended to revitalize areas of Detroit that have been blasted by the economic downturn.

The primary repairs have been done but you should be willing to paint and do a few minor things here and there on your own. Otherwise, check it out!

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