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Needed repairs are not made yards are not maintained

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Unformatted text preview: the more unpleasant by-products of stagnant economic growth is the effect it has on a community’s neighborhoods. In a time of economic uncertainty, homeowners are reluctant to invest money in improving or maintaining their homes. Needed repairs are not made; yards are not maintained; the overall value of the property declines; and when the home is sold, the value the owner receives is less than it otherwise might have been. In an effort to reverse this trend, the City of Pueblo Department of Planning and Development has conducted a housing survey of Pueblo’s Eastside neighborhood in order to identify properties with historic significance. The State of Colorado Certified Local Government grant-funded survey identified 45 residences within the area, which, due to their historic significance, may be eligible for state or national tax credits. Other Developments A perusal of historic population data in conjunction with recently released 2010 census figures reveal some interesting trends. In 1970, Pueblo County’s population numbered...
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