Community Progress Blog

Unburying history to spark revitalization: Groundwork Hudson Valley daylights Saw Mill River by Payton Heins, Program Officer – Communications and Research

Written by on November 9, 2012
Saw Mill River

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to New York City and Yonkers, New York for the Groundwork USA Conference. The meeting kicked off with a whirlwind introduction to the work being performed all across the country by the organization – a national network of Groundwork Trusts helping drive community-based revitalization of…


In some places, mail carriers know best by Michael Clarke, Executive Director of Buffalo LISC

Written by on November 1, 2012

Several years ago, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) renewed an agreement with the U.S. Postal Service to share quarterly aggregate data on addresses classified as having “undeliverable” mail. This new information has provided many communities, including Buffalo, New York with more accurate numbers of vacant properties in their community, allowing them…