ISSUE: As The Housing Crumbles

In his Feb. 14, 2005, press conference in front of Bobbie Johnson’s house on Lamar Court, mayoral candidate Frank Melton complained that “half” the housing in Jackson is crumbling. It’s hard to quantify the figure Melton used, but there are indeed several neighborhoods and clusters of houses that are either abandoned and rundown or occupied and unlivable.

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