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Dealing with blight : strategies for Tennessee's communities

Terry, Bill.
Nashville, Tenn. : Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 2012
In TACIR staff report -- (November 2012).; Includes bibliographical references (p. 20).
TACIR has completed a Commission report on blight-related legislation referred for study during the 107th General Assembly. The report concludes there are a number of laws already on the books in Tennessee that seem to be adequate in dealing with blight. The difficulty that most communities have is finding the resources to use these laws successfully. Four laws, the Neighborhood Preservation Act, the Residential Rental Inspection law, the Vacant Properties Acquisition Act, and the Local Enterprise Zones law, apply in only certain communities. It may be advantageous to make these laws applicable statewide. The Commission approved the report at its November 2012 meeting. Dealing with Blight: Strategies for Tennessee's Communities is available on our website at
Additional Author: 
Courtney, Kerri.