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TRF: Blight enforcement increases home values

A report from The Reinvestment Fund indicates that Philadelphia's anti-blight laws have increased property values over the last few years. 

According to an excerpt from the article: 

The report, "Strategic Property Code Enforcement and Impacts on Surrounding Markets," to be released in a few weeks (an executive summary and presentation was released this week) found that addressing blighted properties through fines and permit fees increased the sales value of surrounding properties by as much as $74 million.

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