What is Blight?
Urban blight is a process whereby a functioning city, or part of a city, falls into disrepair and decrepitude. Blight threatens public safety, lowers property values and degrades quality of life.
Here’s how you can help:
Don’t litter – Keep trash out of our neighborhoods
Know your disposal days – You can find out the collection days for your trash and recycling by clicking here
Types of Blight
Did you know that your grass should be no higher than 15 inches over most of your property or gone to seed? Please keep your yard maintained. Remember, knee high is too high. Use the Bridgeport 311 mobile application to report a property with overgrown grass higher than 15 inches or gone to seed.
Abandoned, Unsightly Homes, Buildings & Properties:
Vacant and abandoned properties have negative spillover effects that impact neighboring properties and, when concentrated, entire communities and even cities. Property with missing or boarded windows and doors, broken glass, fire damage, crumbling stone or brick, inadequate maintenance of siding and paint, and all other evidence of deterioration cause reduced property values, increased crime, increased risk to
public health and welfare, and increased costs for municipal governments.
Debris on Property:
Debris on property may include garbage, trash, rubbish, waste material, deteriorated equipment, dumpsters, car parts, bulk trash, boats, abandoned cars. This reduces property values and creates a risk to public health and welfare to the community and the entire city.
For the Anti-Blight Ordinance, click here.