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Headlines: The latest on vacant, abandoned, and problem properties – March 25, 2016

Written by on March 25, 2016

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! Indiana Efforts…

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The REAL rental housing issue

Written by on March 16, 2016

Originally posted on the National Housing Institute’s Rooflines blog We know a few things about the majority of very low-income renters: They live in private market housing, not tax credit projects or public housing. They receive no housing subsidies. They are paying far more than they can afford for what is too often substandard housing…

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Headlines: The latest on vacant, abandoned, and problem properties – March 11, 2016

Written by on March 11, 2016

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 Mapping…

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Three new communities selected for the Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

Written by on March 8, 2016

Community Progress launched the competitive Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP) in 2014, to help us find and support today’s pioneers in the work to reclaim and revitalize problem properties. TASP seeks out communities that are ready to effect positive change on the ground and that could become innovative models from which others will learn. Today,…

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March 2016 Michigan Legislative Update

Written by on March 4, 2016

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! Details on key movements on bills since our last update are below. NEW FEATURE: To see an…

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