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  • Resident Concerned About Blighted Property Play Video

    August 13, 2013 7:06 PM

    Blighted properties are becoming a growing eye sore in dozens of Lafayette Parish neighborhoods and it's an ongoing battle with the city to hold property owners accountable. One house on Patton Street off North Washington is boarded up and the yard is overgrown. Neighbors say they report the issues,... more »
  • Speed up process of disposing of blighted property

    July 8, 2013 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With thousands of properties caught in a three-year legal holding pattern, Baton Rouge and other officials across the state want the New Orleans treatment on dealing with blight. New Orleans already secured a state constitutional amendment speeding up the process for disposing of blighted or... more »
  • Man is Fighting to Save his Neighborhood

    April 25, 2013 8:01 PM

    A Lafayette man says his neighborhood is being taken over by "slum lords" and blighted property. Jimmy LeBouef lives on Chester Street in Upper Lafayette off of Moss Street, one block away from Northside High. He wants blighted houses in his neighborhood condemned and is asking the city to... more »

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