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Communities blighted by boarded up homes

 Street Roots - USA 06 June 2019

The effects of foreclosure are being felt by communities in Portland, where remnants of the crisis: empty and abandoned homes, risk attracting squatters, crime and “illicit activity” to once peaceful areas. Many are protesting against the negative impact of foreclosure, dubbing it “the worst thing that could happen to a neighborhood.” (2132 Words) - By Amanda Waldroupe


Streetroots_Communities blighted by boarded up homes

Foreclosed, vacant and boarded up, this house on North Buffalo Street is one of hundreds in post-foreclosure limbo across the city, housing advocates say. Photo: Ken Hawkins

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