Assessor wants county task force to help halt African American home devaluation

By Updated: October 04, 2019 11:27 AM CT | Published: September 18, 2019 5:25 PM CT

Shelby County assessor of property Melvin Burgess said his offices has studied Orange Mound and wants to use the community as a model in the creation of a plan to stop the devaluation of homes on African American communities across Memphis.


Melvin Burgess Jr. Orange Mound Shelby County Shelby County Assessor Shelby County Commission
Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore covers Shelby County government for The Daily Memphian. A Memphis native, Linda has covered local news for more than 20 years as a reporter for The Commercial Appeal.

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