Neglected homes, buildings fill city
Numerous houses in Ruston stand vacant for months and even years.
Over time, some of the houses begin to deteriorate, which sparks concerns among community members. City officials and police have warned that these neglected structures could serve as havens for criminal activity and negatively impact a neighborhood’s appearance and property values.
Each month for the last couple of years, Ruston City Council members have, during their regular meetings, approved recommendations to force the property owners of abandoned houses and businesses to take action.