An abandoned house that city officials say is a haven for drug dealers and gang members is demolished Thursday, July 12, 2012 in Chicago. Former mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the city's building department will spend $4 million to make it impossible for gang members to use the buildings as a base of operations. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found a link between gun violence and abandoned homes. Researchers found that fully restored areas showed about a 13% decrease in gun assaults there.
Reset discusses with the leader of a group that works individually with at-risk individuals to reduce gun violence through coaching, workforce development and advocacy.
GUEST: Kanoya Ali, housing coordinator at Chicago CRED