Memphis has a new program in place to help stop blight and improve city neighborhoods.
Starting January 4, 2016, residents can take part in Mow to Own, which allows neighbors to take care of someone’s abandoned property in exchange for the chance to own it.
According to Action News 5 , the resident must be located next door or adjacent to the property. To qualify, call the Shelby County Land Bank to register, pay a fee of $175, and mow the property regularly for three years. In return,...