December 9, 2012. “All Things Considered” profiles a Baltimore initiative to bring 10,000 new families to the city, making a special point of welcoming immigrants together with native-born Americans. Given the way immigrants are being viewed by government in places like Arizona or Alabama, this may be a way to make Baltimore grow.
“If you think about property taxes for example, having empty buildings is very expensive to a city,” Kallick says. “If you have people moving into a neighborhood, they’re going to be paying some property taxes.”