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Empire State Zombie Property Problems

New York has continued to struggle with lingering foreclosure issues and urban blight related to abandoned properties. Here's how Erie County is planning to address the blight and "zombie property" problem.

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Using Taxes to Fight Urban Blight

Vacant lots can lead to urban blight and increased crime rates, which is why some cities are taking action. See how communities are leveraging taxes to combat blight and create affordable housing.

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Fighting Urban Blight in Kansas City

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Kansas City holds more than 5,000 blighted homes and vacant lots, but that may soon change thanks to a new investment pool. See how the KC Home Rehabber Loan Fund aims to combat urban blight in the city.

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Four Direct Ways to Impact Housing Affordability

This year, proposals have begun making their way to Congress aimed at helping ease the tight supply and rising prices that are preventing many—particularly low-income Americans—from finding affordable housing. However, Jenny Schuetz, a David M. Rubenstein Fellow at the Metropolitan ...

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