They Said This Law Would Fix Blighted Neighborhoods. Instead It’s Being Used to Steal People’s Homes
Under a state law passed in 2008, individuals and nonprofits are able to petition a special court for permission to be named as a “conservator” of blighted properties—effectively trampling on the property rights of the homeowners, like Shakeea Washington and Wayne Little, who only learned they were being kicked off their own land when a notice appeared on their front door…
…One more thing: the former state representative who drafted the law is now a judge, and he hears a lot of those Pittsburgh-area cases.
Reprinted from: https://www.ac2news.com/2019/04/they-said-this-law-would-fix-blighted-neighborhoods-instead-its-being-used-to-steal-peoples-homes/