Discussion Paper

Addressing Baltimore’s Abandoned Housing

Abstract: Abandoned housing has afflicted many Rust Belt cities since the mid-20th century as their populations declined and housing stocks aged. Many of these cities have attempted policy solutions to address excess abandoned housing due to its association with higher crime, lower nearby property values, and public health issues. In this post, we explore Baltimore's abandoned housing problem and how the city has addressed it with policy as well as a promising proposed strategy by a community organization.

Keywords: housing; baltimore; dollar house program; abandoned properties;

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Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Part of Series: Regional Matters

Publication Date: 2023-08-17