Registration Now Open for Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference 

The sixth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference will come to Detroit, Michigan, May 19-21, 2015. 

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Seven Cities Selected to Tackle Vacant and Problem Properties at Leadership Institute 

Delegations from seven cities across three states have been selected to attend the 2015 Community Progress Leadership Institute (CPLI) 

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Four Cities Selected for Vacant Properties Technical Assistance Scholarships 

Dallas, Detroit, Gary and Trenton will receive guidance from the Center for Community Progress 

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Take it to the Bank: How Land Banks Are Strengthening America's Neighborhoods

A national scan of land banks in the United States, featuring seven in-depth land bank portraits 

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Who’s Moving to the Cities, Who Isn’t: Comparing American Cities

A Community Progress research brief by Alan Mallach 

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Land Bank Information Headquarters

Our one-stop hub for information on land banks and land banking, including an interactive map and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Join Vacant and Problem Properties Innovators on Linkedin

Discuss critical issues facing your community with others in the field through our new Linkedin group!

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Turning Vacant Spaces into Vibrant Places

Founded in 2010, the Center for Community Progress is the only national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization solely dedicated to building a future in which entrenched, systemic blight no longer exists in American communities. The mission of Community Progress is to ensure that communities have the vision, knowledge, and systems to transform blighted, vacant, and other problem properties into assets supporting neighborhood vitality.


As a national leader on solutions for blight and vacancy, Community Progress serves as the leading resource for local, state and federal policies and best practices that address the full cycle of property revitalization, from blight prevention, through the acquisition and maintenance of problem properties, to their productive reuse. Community Progress provides technical assistance to communities nationwide, hosts the national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference, and offers numerous other resources and services to help communities transform blighted properties into community assets. Major support for Community Progress is generously provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the Ford Foundation. 

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Reclaiming Vacant Properties 2013: Photo Credit - Tieshka Smith for Community Progress

Reclaiming Vacant Properties 2015 | "Beyond Blight: Building a Bold Movement"

The 2015 conference will explore the latest tools to combat vacancy and move beyond neighborhood blight, as well as how government officials, community leaders, and others in the field can join forces across departments, cities, and even states to achieve wide-scale positive change. 

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National Land Banks and Land Bank Programs Map

Land Bank Information Headquarters

Our one-stop hub for information on land banks and land banking, including an interactive map and answers to frequently asked questions. 

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