In a recent installment of KWMU’s “Facing the Mortgage Crisis” series, Repps Hudson explores how St. Louisans are taking the protection of their neighborhoods into their own hands. Hudson interviewed residents from two local neighborhoods—Dutchtown and Shaw. These people keep a close watch on vacant and foreclosed homes in order to prevent fraudulent practices and protect their neighborhood’s wellbeing.
Foreclosures can be devastating to neighborhoods—property values often drop as crime rises. You can do your part to be a good neighbor. If there are vacant or abandoned properties in your neighborhood, do your part to keep your neighborhood safe. You can rake leaves, mow the lawn, or just pick up trash to keep homes clean.
You can listen to the entire report from Repps Hudson online HERE. KWMU-90.7 posts all of its “Facing the Mortgage Crisis” content on its website.