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Problem Property Audit. Our Study Area Quick Facts Census Tracts 67, 79, 70, 68 and 81.2 Total Land Parcels Total Population: 32,389 95.3% African-American.

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1 Problem Property Audit

2 Our Study Area

3 Quick Facts Census Tracts 67, 79, 70, 68 and 81.2 Total Land Parcels Total Population: 32, % African-American (2004) Median Household Income: $24,450 (2004) Median Age: 32.8

4 Property Inventory Methodology Block by Block windshield surveys Land/property usage Vacant lots Property condition Environmental nuisances Capital improvement needs Multi-family and commercial supplements Ownership and sales history

5 Problem Property Audit Documents structural conditions Roof and frame Foundation Exterior walls, windows, doors and porches Environmental problems Overgrowth Litter and garbage Illegal dumpsite Other nuisance

6 Problem Property Audit Four categories: Vacant Lots Vacant/abandoned structures Properties needing major repair or demolition Properties needing minor to moderate repair

7 Vacant Lots Typically represent demolition of residential, commercial, or industrial property Include at a minimum weed or grass overgrowth May include evidence of illegal dumping May include evidence of illegal or anti-social behavior (littered with drug paraphernalia or empty beer or alcohol containers)

8 Vacant Lots 195 Vacant Lots Represents 34% of all Problem Properties and 15% of all property in the neighborhood 52% (102) Weed Overgrowth 41% (79) Litter 17 Lots Used as Illegal Dumpsites

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10 Vacant/Abandoned Properties Includes all unoccupied properties. May be without MLG&W meters, electrical lines, or other evidence suggesting a lack of city services May be partially or completely boarded up

11 Vacant, Possibly Abandoned 207 Properties Represents 36% of all Problem Properties and 16% of all neighborhood properties 26 Posted by Code Enforcement 97 Open to Casual Entry 52 Partially Boarded 41 Securely Boarded 48 Evidence of Squatting

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13 Minor to Moderate Repair Any residential, commercial, industrial or special use structure on property which only requires small to moderate repairs to restore the property to optimum value. Minor to moderate repairs may include light repairs to porch or wood trim, broken windows, rotted door or window frames, or paint (American Housing Survey)

14 Needing Minor to Moderate Repair 144 of the 581 Problem Properties need this level of intervention- Representing 25% of all Problem Properties and 11% of all neighborhood properties 83% are single family homes 13% are duplexes 4 Commercial properties 1 Apartment Building

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16 Major Repair or Possible Demolition Any residential, commercial, industrial or special use structure on property with advanced stages of dilapidation. These conditions may include cracks in foundations, holes or breaks in roofs, visible rotted support beams, rotted porches which have detached from the main structure, crumbling chimneys, leaning structures (visibly out of square), or missing or rotted siding (American Housing Survey).

17 Properties Needing Major Repair or Possibly Demolition Only 18 Occupied Properties need this level of intervention Added to the Vacant/Abandoned set, this represents 39% of all problem properties 10% of all problem properties in this neighborhood need major repair or demolition

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19 Single Family Housing 58% (339) of the problem properties are single family homes- Representing 25% of all properties in this neighborhood 52 need major repair or possible demolition 120 need minor to moderate repair 183 are vacant or abandoned- only 51 (28%) are boarded up in compliance with code

20 Duplexes 40 duplexes represent 3% of total properties and 7% of all problem properties in this neighborhood. 18 Vacant/Abandoned yet only 6 are boarded up, secure from casual entry 4 need major repair or demolition 19 need minor to moderate repair 65% (26) need paint and/or trim repair 50% (20) need eaves, shingles or roof repair/replacement 7 duplexes have broken windows and/or doors Only 50% of duplexes are occupied

21 Apartments 4 apartment complexes categorized as problem properties, representing 100% of all apartments in this neighborhood 1 needs minor to moderate repair and 1 is categorized as Vacant/Abandoned 1 apartment has gang graffiti 2 of the apartments are occupied 2 of the apartments need eaves or roof repair

22 Abandoned Vehicles 6% (32) problem properties had vehicles parked in the yard or on the sidewalk (off pavement)

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24 Properties in Tax Arrears 85% of all problem properties are in tax arrears Total outstanding taxes owed prior to 2004: $411,537.69

25 Who owns Orange Mound? ApartmentCommercialDuplexSingle Family Vacant LotTotal Bank/ Mortgage Lender City/County/ HUD Nonprofit One or More Individuals Owner Occupied Partnership Other Total Property Type Owner Type

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27 To Do:


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