HENDERSON, Nev. -- The housing crisis hit the Las Vegas valley especially hard and left
behind a big problem, abandoned and foreclosed homes.
Many homes were left to rot, becoming eyesores that can
bring down property values and make neighborhoods dangerous.
The cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas started
addressing the issue with a registry about two years ago. Now, city of Henderson is doing the
same thing. The city council voted to start its own registry Monday.
One of the main problem with abandoned and foreclosed homes is
it is hard to track down the owner, often a bank, and hold them responsible.
For Bill Jones, the problem is down the street from his
house, and he is tired of seeing it.
"Right now, I don't even know if there's a property
owner affective on it," Jones said.
The house has broken windows, garbage in the front yard, and
a big dead tree.