Neighborhood-by-Neighbor: A Citywide Problem Property Audit
Beginning in February 2008, interested volunteers (in teams of three) began a “windshield survey” of their
neighborhoods, driving down each street and documenting each blighted property using portable data entry
units with built-in digital cameras.
Over the next two years, every residential property in
the city of Memphis was evaluated, and an audit record was created for every
residential property in violation of our city’s anti-blight housing code.
Neighborhood-by-Neighbor indexed 48,648 problem properties citywide and created a photo and
record for special populations for a total of 59,601 audits.
Neighborhhod-by-Neighbor: Summary of Findings
Participating Agencies Included: