Gary, Indiana Is Deteriorating So Badly That It’s Considering Cutting Off Services To Nearly Half Its Land
Gary, Indiana, is a pretty scary place.
NBC News recently profiled the depressed city near Chicago for its Poverty In America series, reporting that about 6,500 of the 7,000 properties the city owns are abandoned, and Gary officials are thinking about auctioning the buildings off for $1 because the city doesn’t have the money to demolish them.
Things are getting so bad that Gary officials are thinking about cutting off city services to about 40 percent of the city’s land and moving residents to more viable parts of Gary, NBC reports. This is a drastic move, but it may be necessary as the thousands of abandoned properties are attracting criminals.