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City Web program shows status of blighted properties


  In late 2010, Mayor Mitch Landrieu promised to clear 10,000 of New Orleans' blighted properties by 2014. With a new web-based interactive blight map, dubbed blightStatus, residents can now track the city's progress online.

  The City of New Orleans and nonprofit technology group Code for America launched blightStatus ( last week. The site allows users to search blighted properties by address and street name or browse a citywide blight map by month and filter the results by most recent enforcement action. Searchable single-property pages show the full timeline for a problem property, including inspection, code enforcement hearing and judgment dates. — Charles Maldonado

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