Community Progress Blog

In Flint, block clubs make a difference worth millions

Written by on August 11, 2017

  This article is the fifth and final story in a five-story series on resident-led revitalization efforts in Flint, Michigan, developed thanks to the support of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Click here to see all stories in the series. Share your reactions on Twitter with #FlintRevitalizing. Lorrie Knighten met Marijoyce Campbell for the first time at…

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Flint mapping makes city planning a team effort

Written by on August 8, 2017

  This article is the fourth in a five-story series on resident-led revitalization efforts in Flint, Michigan, developed thanks to the support of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Click here to see all stories in the series. Share your reactions on Twitter with #FlintRevitalizing. When the city of Flint, Michigan, began a master planning process in 2012,…

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When it comes to keeping up Flint’s parks, it takes an army

Written by on July 31, 2017

  This article is the third in a five-story series on resident-led revitalization efforts in Flint, Michigan, developed thanks to the support of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Click here to see all stories in the series. Share your reactions on Twitter with #FlintRevitalizing. “What’s up, Q?” a man says, dribbling a basketball at Dewey Park while…

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In Flint neighborhood, vacant lots will soon bear fruit

Written by on July 20, 2017

  This article is the second in a five-story series on resident-led revitalization efforts in Flint, Michigan, developed thanks to the support of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Click here to see all stories in the series. Share your reactions on Twitter with #FlintRevitalizing. When Edna Sabucco was a teenager, her family moved to…

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Flint co-op will put good food, ownership in hands of residents

Written by on July 13, 2017

  This article is the first in a five-story series on resident-led revitalization efforts in Flint, Michigan, developed thanks to the support of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Click here to see all stories in the series. Share your reactions on Twitter with #FlintRevitalizing. As a pastor, Reginald “Reggie” Flynn is used to hearing…

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Bringing Michigan’s land bank leaders together in rural Marquette County

Written by on July 18, 2016

Land bank leaders gathered in Marquette, Michigan, last month, on June 13-14th, for the third annual Michigan Land Bank Leadership Summit. The event drew over 40 participants, representing over 20 land banks. This year, the Michigan Association of Land Banks also invited participants from counties interested in starting a land bank to join the discussion…

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July 2016 Michigan Legislative Update

Written by on July 7, 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! To see an updated list of all legislation we’re tracking and the status of each bill, click here (PDF).  …

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Communities aim to stabilize neighborhoods through effective rental registration and certification programs

Written by on June 21, 2016

  Code enforcement is an important tool for addressing blighted property conditions and stabilizing neighborhoods. When we talk about that, however, we often focus on vacant, blighted property, and less so on occupied, blighted property. Many City and land bank-led initiatives have programs to demolish and rehab vacant, abandoned properties, and encourage new residents to…

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June 2016 Michigan Legislative Update

Written by on June 6, 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! To see an updated list of all legislation we’re tracking and the status of each bill, click here (PDF).  

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May 2016 Michigan Legislative Update

Written by on May 6, 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! To see an updated list of all legislation we’re tracking and the status of each bill, click here (PDF).  

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