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Community Progress exists to help meet the growing need in America's cities and towns for effective, sustainable solutions to turn vacant, abandoned and problem properties into vibrant places.


In the video below, Ellen Lee and Tamar Shapiro talk about what drives Community Progress' work and what it's trying to achieve.


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The Center for Community Progress is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to building a future in which entrenched, systemic blight no longer exists in America's communities. As a national leader on solutions for vacant, abandoned, and problem properties, 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. 


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Community Progress launched in January 2010, building from the work of a number of the nation's leading vacant property revitalization advocates, including the National Vacant Properties Campaign and the Genesee Institute.