Abandoned houses are all through Chicago especially in the Englewood neighborhood. Drug dealers and bad people use these homes to sell drugs and do other dangerous and illegal activity. Some people use these homes as a hide away or another home.
The problem with this is these people are turning cute, big, wonderful homes into boarded-up, dirty, nasty homes, and it makes the community and neighborhood looks bad.
Vacant, abandoned buildings are a huge issue in his ward. He said a high school student who was taken and beaten in an abandoned house for two days. A junkie found the boy.
According to Ald. Lopez, there are 406 abandoned buildings in his ward – an average of 6 buildings per block. Lopez wants to get rid of these eyesores.
“That’s priority No. 1. You can’t escape them – they’re across from schools, near parks.”
If this problem is not corrected, people maybe be scared to move into our neighborhood or start labeling our neighborhood bad. Also, the neighborhood looks worse and worse because of these abandoned houses.
There are possible solutions are the city fix the houses and make them look pretty again. Maybe they can have a dog or alarm around the house so when someone is trespassing, you know. The city can put cameras around the buildings/houses, corners and throughout the neighborhood .