What Is Blight?

The Blight Task Force defines blight as a property that:

  • is a public nuisance
  • is an attractive nuisance
  • is fire damaged or otherwise dangerous
  • has code violations posing a severe and immediate health or safety threat
  • is open to the elements and trespassing
  • is already on the City’s Demolition list
  • is owned or is under the control of a land bank
  • has had the utilities, plumbing, heating or sewerage disconnected, destroyed, removed or rendered ineffective
  • is a tax-reverted property
  • has been vacant for five consecutive years, and not maintained to code