August 27 2013
You may have noticed some decorative paint on boarded up homes around the city.
It's a nationwide effort called the Artistic Board-Up, organized by the not-for-profit Neighborhood Foundation.
Volunteers paint a gray basecoat over the City installed boards that cover the windows of foreclosed properties. The boards are also retrofitted to cover the whole window, and trim is installed to make it harder for people to pry them off and enter illegally.