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Neighborhood Stabilization Strategies for Vacant and Abandoned Properties

Zoning and Planning Law Report, Vol. 34, No. 8, 2011

Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 11-179

13 Pages Posted: 7 Nov 2011 Last revised: 6 Jun 2012

Frank S. Alexander

Emory Law

Leslie A. Powell

Emory University School of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Vacant, Abandoned Properties, property, real estate, finance, foreclosure

Suggested Citation

Alexander, Frank S. and Powell, Leslie A., Neighborhood Stabilization Strategies for Vacant and Abandoned Properties (September 1, 2011). Zoning and Planning Law Report, Vol. 34, No. 8, 2011; Emory Public Law Research Paper No. 11-179. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1955611

Frank S. Alexander (Contact Author)

Emory Law ( email )

1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States

Leslie A. Powell

Emory University School of Law ( email )

1301 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States

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