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How Philadelphia’s self-inflicted delinquency crisis wrecks neighborhoods, erodes property values and drains the public purse.
Signs of progress in delinquency fight
6 years ago
A proposal for financing properties acquired by the Philadelphia Land Bank
Inquirer Editorial: Collect them all
Special report: Signs of progress amid delinquency crisis
Pew study estimates 70 percent of delinquent property tax is uncollectable
Sizing up a flurry of blight and delinquency legislation
City leaders send stark message to Nutter: Collect taxes
7 years ago
Inquirer / PlanPhilly tax delinquency chat with Patrick Kerkstra and Kevin Gillen
How blight fighter became trapped in tax delinquency
Ravaged by Neglect, Part Three: Delinquents enabled by city’s failings
Ravaged by Neglect, Part Four: The challenge of fixing Philadelphia’s broken approach to land use
In some cases, new assessments could bloat delinquent bills
On one block, more than $200,000 in uncollected revenue
When neighbors are pushed to make blight fight their own battle
Ravaged by Neglect, Part Two: A broken property tax system where everyone loses, except investors
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