10.30.2010

Blight Drops Dramatically

In New Orleans.

Part of the problem with the numbers all along, as I've learned, is the complex nature of New Orleans residences: oftentimes, multiple addresses are located in a single building.  Thus, when using "residences receiving mail" as an unofficial metric, the number of blighted or vacant residences is sure to be higher than the actual number of blighted or vacant properties.