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

Written by on July 24, 2014

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

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

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

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. For an update on the latest round of Hardest Hit Fund allocations in April, 2016, click here. In February 2010, President Obama unveiled the Hardest Hit Fund, a…

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

Written by on July 1, 2014

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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President’s Welcome: Cities tackle blight issues at the Community Progress Leadership Institute

Written by on July 1, 2014

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 mid-March, more than sixty professionals descended on Cambridge, Massachusetts to discuss solutions for blight and vacancy in their cities at the Community Progress Leadership Institute. All sixty…

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