Interactive Map: A plague of vacant homes

Published: Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2009 - 5:46 pm
Last Modified: Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 - 5:11 pm

More than 200 Sacramento homes have been all but abandoned for more than a year, racking up code violations and dragging down surrounding communities. Oak Park and Del Paso Heights have been especially hard hit. This map shows vacant homes the city deemed unsafe or substandard more than a year ago. Check out the two case examples beneath the map, too, to see how many times city officials have tried to get the owners of some of these homes to fix them up. Then, check sacbee.com later this week to see a story and another interactive graphic showing the impact these homes have had on home prices.



Key: Active city code enforcement cases on vacant home
: since at least 2005.
: since 2006.
: since 2007.
: since early 2008.

View Vacant Homes Plague in a larger map

Case Study #1: 3401 Rio Linda BlvdCase Study #2: 2915 Taft


Sources: To see more details, about any of these homes, go to the web page of City of Sacramento Code Enforcement; Owner information for case studies comes from LexisNexis; photos for case study from Google Street View.

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