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.

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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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