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Neighborhood Vision 2025

Mitigate Impacts of Vacancy & Environmental Health Issues

Blighted, vacant properties pose safety hazards, erode the health of local housing markets, decrease surrounding property values, and reduce local tax revenue. Substandard housing conditions are a social justice issue and can be associated with a wide range of health conditions, including respiratory infections, asthma, lead poisoning, and negatively impact mental health. Actions in this area will undoubtedly rely on strong partnerships with local nonprofits, social services, and healthcare professionals to facilitate new housing improvement, mitigation, and assistance programs.

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Mitigate Impacts of Vacancy & Environmental Health Issues


Maintain a List Of The Most Blighted, Vacant Buildings & Lots In Midtown

Create the organizational tools needed to focus intervention efforts around vacant commercial and residential buildings and land posing environmental hazards in MidTown.

Near-Term Actions


Create a database to track properties in need of attention, and scale / severity of challenges.

Create a means for residents to submit blight or vacancy complaints through the MTC Website;

Work with City agencies to understand specific issues and tools to pressure property owners to address the blighting factors such as code enforcement

Type of Action

Research & Advocacy

Looking For

Residents & Property-Owners