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Headlines: The latest on vacant, abandoned, and problem properties – October 23, 2015

Written by on October 23, 2015

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 The…

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Michigan Legislative Update – October

Written by on October 22, 2015

This is our monthly legislative update tailored for Michiganders who work on challenges related to vacancy, abandonment, and community development. We’re tracking bills in the state legislature to help you stay in the loop on relevant policy activity! Since our September 2015 update, eight new bills have been introduced that may be of interest to…

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New research finds investment in neighborhood stabilization pays off—and more is needed

Written by on October 9, 2015

“House prices have sufficiently recovered and foreclosure activities have sufficiently abated.” That was the faulty argument made this past July to support a U.S. Senate proposal that would have rescinded federal Hardest Hit Funds – a critical source of funding for neighborhood stabilization efforts in communities hit hardest by the foreclosure crisis – in order…

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Headlines: The latest on vacant, abandoned, and problem properties – October 9, 2015

Written by on October 9, 2015

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 Redlining…

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