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South Bend Reactivating Vacant Lots

Formerly vacant homes are now vacant lots in South Bend, Indiana. Returning the lots to productive uses presents a new kind of challenge for community groups and local officials.
April 13, 2016, 11am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The city of South Bend, Indiana "is pushing to see more vacant lots put to use," according to an article and television report by Hilary Powell.

"The city says it’s taken action on more than 1,000 vacant homes. Now, the empty land is a new challenge. City officials say about 99 percent of empty lots you see don't belong to the city," according to Powell.

The article describes some of the community-based efforts underway in the city.  The on air report included with article also shows citizens in action. 

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Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in WSBT
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