9 Investigates: Dangerous Bank of America Eyesore Homes in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. – 9 Investigative reporter Nancy Alvarez looked into more than a dozen potentially dangerous eyesore homes in Orlando, at the center of a federal complaint.
The complaint involves homes owned by Bank of America in predominately African-American and Latino neighborhoods.
Neighbors told Eyewitness News one of the homes in the Holden Heights neighborhood is a disaster and not much has been done to fix it since 2012.
“It allows all types of illicit activity — that’s a problem,” said community organizer Thomas Alston.
The city of Orlando is part of a national effort to hold banks accountable for foreclosed properties that fall into disrepair.