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Resource ID: #18442
Subject: Housing
Source: Riverfront Times (St. Louis)
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Date: June 16-22

Description

A Riverfront Times investigation exposes St. Louis City's "demolition craze." The report reveals that the Housing Authority has failed to fix and use its old vandalized buildings, while at the same time hundreds of large families are waiting for subsidized housing. The story focuses on a house at 5950 Enright Avenue, which the Housing Authority insists on tearing down, even though neighbors want to buy it, and a building inspector recommends saving it. "Once a house is condemned, boarded up and labeled "V&V" (vacant and vandalized", demolition's the next step," the Times reports.

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