Abandoned Homes Plague Cities: It Takes Money to Level Them

Some local governments hardest hit by population losses are struggling with what has been left behind: large numbers of abandoned housing units. Census figures released Thursday underscore the problem: In places racked by foreclosure, job loss and a weak economy, housing units haven't fallen as fast as population. A handful of cities such as Detroit have demolished thousands of housing units over the past few years. Many others — such as Baltimore, where city officials said as many...Full Story
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