Today is part three of Indiana Barrister/IndyPolitics.Org’s multi-part series on the issue of abandoned housing in Indianapolis. The city is using some of the proceeds from the transfer of the water and waste water company to tear down more than 2,000 abandoned properties this year.
Some local activists say the city should move more cautiously and look at alternatives to tearing down so many homes. City officials say the properties aren’t just eye sores, but unsafe. I oke to Chris Pryor the head of MIBOR (Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors), to get their take on the abandoned housing issue.
Tomorrow, the series concludes with some perspective from two local businessmen who refurbish vacant and abandoned properties.