Cook County Treasurer's Office - 7/25/2022
Vacant lots and abandoned homes have long been a blight on Black and Brown communities on the South and West sides of Chicago. They are a stark and visual reminder of the disinvestment those communities have suffered.
And while the abandonment and neglect may have spread like a cancer to undermine the economies of neighborhoods and whole communities — the cancer itself was very much man-made.
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