Residential Abandonment: The Tenement Landlord Revisited

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Notes
1. Gregory K. Ingram and John F. Kain, "A Simple Model of Housing Production and the Abandonment Problem" (Proceedings of the American Economics Association and the American Real Estate Urban Economics Association, Vol. 5, 1972)
2. Ibid., p. 4.
3. Federal Home Loan Bank Board, Waverly: A Study in Neighborhood Conservation ( Washington, D.C.: FHLB, 1940), p. 3.
4. Edgar Hoover and Raymond Vernon, Anatomy of a Metropolis ( Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1959), pp. 190-207.
5. Anthony Downs, "Possible Program for Counteracting Housing Abandonment" (Preliminary Report) ( Chicago, Ill.: Real Estate Research Corporation, 1971), pp. 13-20 (unpublished).
6. National Urban League, The National Survey of Housing Abandonment ( New York, 1971), p. 12.
7. See Linton, Mields & Coston, A Study of the Problems of Abandoned Housing and Recommendations for Action by the Federal Government and Localities ( Washington, D.C.: 1971 mimeo.), pp. 19-20.
8. For abandonment in other areas see: Citizens Budget Committee, Inc., Abandoned Buildings: A Time for Action ( New York, February 1970); "The Wildfire of Abandonment: Entire Blocks Are Rotting as Landlords Claim: 'We Can't Make a Buck,'" Business Week, April 4, 1970, p. 57+; "In the Inner Cities: Acres of Abandoned Buildings: Landlords Are Now Fleeing the Inner City . . .," U.S. News and World Report, January 26, 1970, pp. 54-56; "No Vacancy: Shortage of Housing in N.Y. City Gets Worse with Every Day; Abandonments, Withdrawal of Capital and an Old Law Exacerbate City's Crisis," Wall Street Journal December 2, 1970, p. 1+; Sandra Conchado and William P. Nolan, "Building Abandonment in New York City," New York Law Forum, Vol. 16, No. 4 ( February 1970), pp. 798-862.
9. See Art Silbergeld, "Abandoned Housing," Planning Comment (Spring 1971), p. 5.
10. See similar conclusions for St. Louis in Urban Decay in St. Louis ( St. Louis, Missouri: The Institute for Urban and Regional Studies, Washington University, March 1972), pp. 40-74.
11. For the HUD director's view, see George Romney, "Statement before the Subcommittee on Housing of the House Committee on Banking and Currency on Settlement Costs, Mortgage Foreclosure, Housing Abandonment and Site Selection Policies, February 22, 1972.
12. See Frank S. Kristof, "Housing: Economic Facts of New York City's Housing Problems," in Agenda for a City, eds. Lyle Fitch and A. Walsh ( Beverly Hills, California: Sage Publications, 1970).
13. For a fullsome description of the abandoned building owner see "Walk Aways: A Growing Threat to Cities," The Realtors Quarterly Magazine, Vol. 37 ( April 1970).

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  • Title Page *
  • Table of Contents *
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • Introduction And Summary xii
  • Notes 1
  • 2 - The "Abandoners:" The Fabled Tenement Landlord 53
  • 3 - Those Who Remain: The New Minority Owners 97
  • 4 - Public Safety And Abandonment 137
  • 5 - Tax Delinquency And Abandonment 181
  • 6 - The "Low-End" Real Estate Sector 237
  • 7 269
  • Notes 352
  • Notes 353
  • Bibliography - Books 428
  • Index 434
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