Karen Hobson: Absentee owners hurting Salisbury
Published 12:10 am Sunday, July 31, 2016 in the Salisbury Post
By Karen Hobson
Special to the Salisbury Post
“Salisbury faces facts.” I genuinely hope so. I comment on one area of concern outlined in the Post’s editorial of July 26.
More empty houses. Historic Salisbury Foundation faces this issue daily as we look for properties for our revolving fund program and as we work to revitalize neighborhoods. In Chestnut Hill alone, we are seeing increased vacancy, this despite the successful Blockworks program held there a year ago.
Absentee owners are content to leave their houses vacant. There is nothing more detrimental to a house than several years of vacancy.
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