Community Progress Blog

Ending Land Speculation That Drives Blight: Change the System, Change the Players

Written by on March 8, 2012

Dan Kildee, President, Center for Community Progress While many housing and community activists have long intuited that well-financed “vacant property speculators” were wreaking havoc in their communities – driving down prices, prolonging vacancies and spreading blight – a new study by the Cleveland Fed both substantiates their suspicions and opens up the discussion about thoughtful…