Blight

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Study Finds Turning Blighted Areas Into Green Space Can Help Reduce Stress

A study by researchers at Penn Medicine found turning them into green space can help reduce physical stress.

03/21/2015

Homes in Camden, New Jersey's Parkside neighborhood. (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Camden Begins 18 Month ‘Crime Factory’ Demolition Process

These are not fixer-uppers. They’re what Camden County Congressman Donald Norcross calls “the worst of the worst” — structurally-deficient properties that drug dealers take over.

01/20/2015

(An abandoned property on East Phil-Ellena Street in Philadelphia.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Abandoned Properties Get A Second Chance

“Conservatorship allows us the legal authority to enter the property, stabilize it, and rehabilitate it to provide a high quality housing option,” says Anuj Gupta, executive director of Mt. Airy USA.

10/10/2013

Mayor Nutter Blight Press Conference (credit: John McDevitt)

Mayor Nutter: Philadelphia ‘Sick And Tired Of Blight’

The city of Philadelphia has announced new initiatives to fight blight. Mayor Michael Nutter held a press conference in Port Richmond Monday afternoon to put all Philadelphia property owners on notice. 


10/26/2011

Germantown Blight Tawa

Officials Address Blight With Germantown Residents

Philadelphia’s licenses and inspections commissioner, during a tour of a Germantown neighborhood, assured some frustrated homeowners that the city was dealing with ‘nuisance’ properties that bring the whole block down.

12/28/2010