Preview: Working 4 You Tackles Vacant Homes

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It's not hard to find vacant and unsafe homes across little rock boarded up, crumbling down, empty and likely to stay that way.

Most often they're found in the neighborhoods south of Interstate 630.

Mayor Mark Stodola has vowed to eliminate blight to better the community, but some of these homes have been in this state of disrepair for decades.

Roger Mardis' house is surrounded by unsafe properties. He said, "It's a reason for it. They putting the red flags on there - it's deemed unsafe. If it's unsafe - we going to tear it down, fix it up. Only two options - tear it down or fix it up."

Monday night at 10, Working 4 You maps out these vacant homes and how long they've been left to rot. 

Understandably, those who live near these eyesores want to know what can be done.

Our Marci Manley will explore the process of how the city handles absent owners and abandoned properties and find answers for why the vacant are still left standing. 


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