A Graham Heights resident and campus guest converse at the Community Campus Forum A Graham Heights resident and campus guest converse at the Community Campus Forum
A Graham Heights resident and campus guest converse at the Community Campus Forum
Working the garden in Washington Heights Working the garden in Washington Heights
Working the garden in Washington Heights
Enderly Park residents speak at the Neighborhood Campus Forum Enderly Park residents speak at the Neighborhood Campus Forum
Enderly Park residents speak at the Neighborhood Campus Forum
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Graham Heights wins
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Volunteers construct the KaBoom! playground in Reid Park
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The KaBoom! Build in Reid Park

Foreclosure crisis' after effects felt in neighborhoods

July 13, 2013

The prevalence of abandoned houses due to the lengthy foreclosure crisis has increased in Charlotte. "Zombie properties" denote a property that an owner has walked away from but the bank or lender has yet to take ownership of it. It is truly a house in limbo. These abandoned properties can attract disrepair, vandalism, and crime. In Charlotte 1,150 houses have been abandoned. In North Carolina the average foreclosure process lasts almost 10 months.

22% of Charlotte foreclosures empty