Community Progress Blog

Forget NSP, Tax Credits Will Save Neighborhoods by Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow, Center for Community Progress

Written by on June 28, 2013

Originally posted by Alan Mallach in the National Housing Institute’s Rooflines Blog, June 21, 2013. In my last two posts, I tried first to explain why NSP hasn’t revitalized many neighborhoods and why Project Rebuild won’t do any better; and second, to suggest some principles f or a program that actually might do a better…


Detroit and four other Michigan cities to receive additional federal dollars for strategic demolition

Written by on June 12, 2013

In an exciting development, the U.S. Treasury Department announced last week that Michigan may use up to $100 Million—or 20%—of its Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) allocation for strategic demolition of vacant properties. Part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the HHF was created in 2010 to stabilize housing markets and neighborhoods by assisting families…