``In Southern California, more than 100 houses a day are being foreclosed, up from 13 per day last year, according to the Center on Policy Initiatives, a San Diego nonprofit that advocates for economic equality.

With the foreclosed homes often come blight and squalor that decrease neighboring home values and often attract crime.

However, state legislation that is before the governor would provide a new tool to help cities combat the impacts of foreclosure. ''

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