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Detroit charities have been so flooded with offers from people that want to donate houses that they're getting picky about it. Habitat for Humanity Detroit has been getting several calls a week since the great downturn of 2008, and says they reject 98% of them. Banks hoping to get rid of foreclosures are also trying to dump them on non-profits while homeowners are motivated to escape debt. "A lot of these properties people want to donate have two or three years of back taxes," said John George, founder of Motor City Blight Busters. "It's a losing proposition from Day 1." Is it just us, or is this story about charity not really so uplifting at all? [Freep]