Opinion: Memphis should invest in blighted housing

By , Guest Columnist Published: May 04, 2021 4:00 AM CT
Guest Columnist

Steve Lockwood

Steve Lockwood is director of special projects for the Frayser Community Development Corp., which buys and renovates homes in the Frayser community for sale, lease/purchase and rent. Prior to joining the nonprofit world, he was a real estate developer specializing in residential rehabs.

Blighted properties cost the city, rather than bringing in tax revenue. The city pays dearly for police, fire, board-up, lot clearing and other services required for abandoned properties.


Frayser Community Development Corp. Steve Lockwood Blight


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