"Adopt a vacant house" to promote safer neighborhoods

Vacant properties can pose safety challenges for everyone - from neighbors, to property owners, to police officers and firefighters. The City of Minneapolis is taking comprehensive measures to make all our neighborhoods safer, including those affected by foreclosed or vacant properties. And there are lots of things that everyone can do to make neighborhoods with vacant properties the safest they can be.  City leaders are encouraging neighbors and block clubs to work together by "adopting" a vacant property on the block. It’s important for neighbors to report any suspicious or illegal activity by calling 911.

Published Feb 22, 2008