Niagara Gazette

Local News

January 15, 2013

ousing grant measure sent to county committee Tuesday night


Niagara Gazette —

"Now that landlord is less likely to fix that home to market-rate standards, because he's been burned before," Piccirillo said. "That devalues that property and starts to drag down the rest of the street."

As a block begins to lose residents and its sense of community it becomes a drain on city resources, Piccirillo said.

"Now you have property values that are going down," Piccirillo said. "Now you have blight. Now you have more vacant buildings. And then you have a street which requires demolition or more police services. You've lost that block."

Piccirillo said that landlords who have to deal with evictions are sometimes unfairly labeled as "slumlords".

"These landlords are taxpayers," Piccirillo said. "Ideally they would want to do more market-rate, easy to manage properties and that's what we want too."

Piccirillo said that the landlord association, block clubs and government entities need to continue communicating on issues to ensure the well being of the community.

"The current system makes it harder for the actual individual blocks to succeed or to get people closer to home ownership," Piccirillo said. "We want people to graduate from public assistance to homeownership."

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Featured Ads
Seasonal Content
House Ads
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
House Ads
Night & Day
Twitter News
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Front page

Do you think cigarette sales to non-Native American customers should be taxed on reservations?

Yes. Items should be taxed like they are everywhere else.
No, the indian reservations are sovereign land and they are selling them on their land.
Not up to me. Native Americans decide the rules on their land.
Don't care. Smoking isn't good for you.
     View Results