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Natalie Pruett: New Community Progress hire lends unique viewpoint as Flint native

Written by on September 30, 2014
Natalie Pruett Bio Photo

We are pleased to welcome our newest staff member, Natalie Pruett, Program Officer of Michigan Initiatives, to the Community Progress team. To introduce her, we asked her a few questions about her work and her perspective as a native Flintonian. Here are her thoughts: How did you first get interested in working on urban revitalization,…

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Headlines: The latest on vacant, abandoned, and problem properties

Written by on September 18, 2014
House of Gold - Photo Credit: Dee Briggs

This is our twice-monthly round-up of news stories covering challenges related to vacant, abandoned, and problem properties — and how communities are transforming these properties into assets. (The headlines are for informational purposes only; inclusion does not indicate endorsement.) If you’d like to get this round-up in your inbox, join our email list! National Here’s…

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Headlines: All the latest on vacant, abandoned, and problem properties – September 4, 2014

Written by on September 4, 2014
Photo Credit: Alan Mallach for Community Progress

This is our twice-monthly round-up of news stories covering challenges related to vacant, abandoned, and problem properties — and how communities are transforming these properties into assets. (The headlines are for informational purposes only; inclusion does not indicate endorsement.) If you’d like to get this round-up in your inbox, join our email list! National An…

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Headlines: The latest on vacant, abandoned, and problem properties – August 22, 2014

Written by on August 22, 2014
Detroit Placemaking

This is our twice-monthly round-up of news stories covering challenges related to vacant, abandoned, and problem properties — and how communities are transforming these properties into assets. (The headlines are for informational purposes only; inclusion does not indicate endorsement.) If you’d like to get this round-up in your inbox, join our email list! National Once-Dilapidated…

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Headlines: The latest on vacant, abandoned, and problem properties – August 8, 2014

Written by on August 8, 2014
Photo Credit: Tony Fischer

This is our twice-monthly round-up of news stories covering challenges related to vacant, abandoned, and problem properties — and how communities are transforming these properties into assets. (The headlines are for informational purposes only; inclusion does not indicate endorsement.) If you’d like to get this round-up in your inbox, join our email list! National How…

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Headlines: The latest on vacant, abandoned, and problem properties – July 24, 2014

Written by on July 24, 2014
Photo Credit: Jen Leonard for Community Progress

This is our twice-monthly round-up of news stories covering challenges related to vacant, abandoned, and problem properties — and how communities are transforming these properties into assets. (The headlines are for informational purposes only; inclusion does not indicate endorsement.) If you’d like to get this round-up in your inbox, join our email list! National HUD…

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Headlines: The latest on vacant, abandoned, and problem properties – July 10, 2014

Written by on July 10, 2014
Neighborhood of the Arts, Rochester, NY (Credit: Flickr user docgeorge)

This is our twice-monthly round-up of news stories covering challenges related to vacant, abandoned, and problem properties — and how communities are transforming these properties into assets. (The headlines are for informational purposes only; inclusion does not indicate endorsement.) If you’d like to get this round-up in your inbox, join our email list! National Obama…

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Flint’s framework for the future

Written by on July 1, 2014
Photo Credit: Genesee County Land Bank

This article was originally published in the Summer 2014 issue of Breaking Ground, our quarterly newsletter. To receive Breaking Ground in your inbox, please join our email list. It might go without saying, but the City of Flint in 2014 is very different from the Flint of 1960. Decades of population loss have brought about…

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Hardest Hit Funds demolition policy change on track to become a boon for distressed communities

Written by on July 1, 2014
Blighted, Abandoned Home in Flint

This article was originally published in the Summer 2014 issue of Breaking Ground, our quarterly newsletter. To receive Breaking Ground in your inbox, please join our email list. In February 2010, President Obama unveiled the Hardest Hit Fund, a United States Treasury program to use Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) repayments to provide targeted aid to…

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Getting on board: A conversation with Margi Dewar and Mike Brown

Written by on July 1, 2014
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This article was originally published in the Summer 2014 issue of Breaking Ground, our quarterly newsletter. To receive Breaking Ground in your inbox, please join our email list. Community Progress is pleased to welcome Margi Dewar, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan,…

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