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Neighborhood Nightmares: 25K Vacant Homes

Neighborhood Nightmares: 25K Vacant Homes

Are you living near a vacant property? You might want to get used to it. The NBC10 investigators found as much as the city of Philadelphia tries to fix the problem — its solution may only be a band-aide. Read More

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Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
Vacant Properties: Hunting Down the Owners

Vacant Properties: Hunting Down the Owners

Long after orders to demolish or renovate, many of Philadelphia's 25,000 vacant properties are still standing because the city can't find the rightful owners. NBC10 Investigator Harry Hairston was up for the challenge. Read More

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
City's Vacant Property Investigation Findings Released

City's Vacant Property Investigation Findings Released

Inquiries made by Harry Hairston and the NBC10 Investigators into vacant and dangerous properties prompted the city controller's office to launch an investigation. The controller released his findings at a news conference.

Thursday, May 22, 2014
L&I's Effectiveness Questioned in Post-Collapse Report

L&I's Effectiveness Questioned in Post-Collapse Report

City Controller Alan Butkovitz released the results of a performance audit of Philadelphia's Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I). Read More

Monday, May 12, 2014
Getting Rid of the "Worst of the Worst"

Getting Rid of the "Worst of the Worst"

The Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections has an aggressive new plan to demolish the 500+ imminently dangerous buildings in the city. One attorney raises safety concerns. Read More

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