Neighborhood Stabilization Strategies for Vacant and Abandoned Properties
Frank S. Alexander
Leslie A. Powell
Emory University School of Law
September 1, 2011
Zoning and Planning Law Report, Vol. 34, No. 8, 2011
Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 11-179
Vacant and abandoned properties are a growing inventory in many American neighborhoods as a result of unusually high foreclosure numbers, population loss, and property value declines. The impact of vacant and abandoned properties is tangible and requires a willingness by local governments to acknowledge and address the problem. This article outlines the problems caused by vacant and abandoned properties and suggests a variety of potential strategies, from property tax foreclosure reform to land banking.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: Vacant, Abandoned Properties, property, real estate, finance, foreclosureAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 7, 2011 ; Last revised: June 6, 2012
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