For years, southern Peoria has suffered from a lack of investment and exodus, but something strange has begun this summer. Buyers from all over America – some of whom have never even heard of Peoria – are buying houses discreetly. We spoke to the Washington Post reporter who watched the story in Peoria and the leader of the Peoria citizen group about why this is so and what it means for the city.
National reporter Washington Post
McFarland Bragg II
President / CEO of Peoria Citizens’ Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc.
Why do Americans desperately want to own something, buying $ 5,000 houses somewhere, invisible in a place they have never heard of and never have been … This story has been a long journey for me.https://t.co/dkwQhSghbi
– Greg Jaffe (@GregJaffe) 20 August 2021
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