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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
10 years ago
A proposal for financing properties acquired by the Philadelphia Land Bank
Inquirer Editorial: Collect them all
11 years ago
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
Inquirer / PlanPhilly tax delinquency chat with Patrick Kerkstra and Kevin Gillen
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
How blight fighter became trapped in tax delinquency
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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