The causes, costs, and effects of property tax delinquency – detailed in this week’s PlanPhilly/Inquirer investigative series –
are staggering. Here’s a by-the-numbers breakdown of the city’s complex tax delinquency issues in bite-sized (albeit stomach-turning) bits.
Read more: Ravaged by Neglect.
We have known this for years and have been working from the private market to help ease the burden. Read Patrick Kerkstra’s revealing analysis of the delinquency/blight connection:
Property-tax debt is ravaging Philadelphia
via Property-tax debt is ravaging Philadelphia.
.A 2005 study featuring Philadelphia published by the National Vacant Properties Campaign. Click HERE.
Alan Mallach’s Proposal to spend $3.9 Billion to Stabilize Neighborhoods. This research paper, published in Oct. 2008 provides a look at how to focus on stabilizing neighborhoods by targeting and turning over abandoned properties. Click HERE.