In a recent article from WJAC, discussing the Governor’s new initiative, DCED Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello has a very profound quote.
“Vilello says blight often begins with small blemishes. First it starts with a broken window, or grass that’s not cut, or snow that’s not shoveled and suddenly the neighbor says I want to move,” says Vilello.
The article continues “But he believes blight can be reversed when a community gets the right resources.”
Many communities in Pennsylvania have adopted a vacant property registration ordinance to not only address current blighted properties, but perhaps more importantly, mitigate the chance of additional properties becoming blighted.

To view the article, please click here.

To view the Governor’s Press Release, please click here.