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Community Progress Publications

Community Progress has published numerous reports and studies to help equip communities around the country with the information they need to reclaim and transform their inventories of vacant, abandoned, and problem properties. Reports are available to download free of charge below. Publications dated prior to 2010 are, as noted, by the National Vacant Properties Campaign, which merged with the Genesee Institute to form the Center for Community Progress in 2010.

 

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Major Publications

Research Briefs

Technical Assistance Reports

Educational and Practice Resources

National Vacant Properties Campaign Reports

 

Major Publications


Neighborhoods by Numbers: An Introduction to Finding and Using Small Area Data (April 2017)

Mallach, Alan

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Land Banks and Land Banking, 2nd Edition (June 2015)

Alexander, Frank S.

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Take it to the Bank: How Land Banks Are Strengthening America's Neighborhoods (November 2014)

Heins, Payton A. and Abdelazim, Tarik for the Center for Community Progress

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Placemaking in Legacy Cities: Opportunities and Good Practices (December 2013)

New Solutions Group, LLC for the Center for Community Progress

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Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual (June 2013)

Alexander, Frank S. and Toering, Sara for the Center for Community Progress

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Land Banks and Land Banking (June 2011)

Alexander, Frank S. for the Center for Community Progress

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Restoring Properties, Rebuilding Communities: Transforming Vacant Properties in Today's America (October 2010)

Center for Community Progress

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Research Briefs


Catch or Release? An Analysis of Residential Tax-Foreclosure Conveyance in Flint, Michigan, between 2008 and 2015 (May 2016)

Natalie Pruett for the Center for Community Progress

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Gentrification and Neighborhood Decline in a Legacy City: Looking at Milwaukee 2000-2012 (November 2015)

A Center for Community Progress Research brief by Alan Mallach

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Who’s Moving to the Cities, Who Isn’t: Comparing American Cities (September 2014)

A Center for Community Progress Research brief by Alan Mallach

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Just, Smart: Civil Rights Protections and Market-Sensitive Vacant Property Strategies (September 2014)

James J. Kelly, Jr. for the Center for Community Progress

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Long-Term Stress and Systemic Failure: Taking Seriously the Fiscal Crisis of America's Older Cities (September 2011)

Mallach, Alan and Scorsone, Eric for the Center for Community Progress

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Technical Assistance Reports


Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP) Reports

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The Reimagining Cleveland Vacant Lot Greening Program: Evaluating Economic Development and Public Safety Outcomes (December 2016)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

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Implementing a Coordinated Approach to Address the Systemic Causes of Vacancy and Abandonment in High Point, North Carolina (November 2016)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

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Assessment of Baltimore City's Tax Sale System: Impacts on City Finances, Vacant Properties, and Vulnerable Owner Occupants  (October 2016)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

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Laying the Foundation: Developing an Improved Approach to Problem Properties in Rockford  (September 2016)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

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Developing a Shared Vision and Strategies to Address Vacancy and Abandonment in the City of St. Louis (June 2016)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

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An Open Space Action Plan for the Junction Neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio (June 2016)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

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A Conservative Analysis of Costs Imposed by Vacant and Blighted Properties in Toledo: Conducted at the Invitation of the Junction Neighborhood (June 2016)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

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Open Space in Detroit: Key Ownership and Funding Considerations to Inform a Comprehensive Open Space Planning Process (October 2015)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

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Vacancy and Blight Action Plan for the City of Dallas, Texas (September 2015)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

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Taking a Strategic and Data-Driven Approach to Addressing Problem Properties in Trenton, New Jersey (September 2015)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

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Building a Strategic, Data-Driven Code Enforcement Program for Gary, Indiana (August 2015)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

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Community Assessment and Recommendations to Address Vacancy and Abandonment in Uptown Butte (December 2014)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

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Improving Data and Information Systems to Tackle Vacant and Abandoned Property in Lafayette, LA (December 2014)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

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Judicial In Rem Code Enforcement and Judicial In Rem Tax Sales: Optimum Tools to Combat Vacancy and Abandonment in Atlanta (December 2014)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

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General Technical Assistance Reports


Tackling the Challenge of Blight in Baltimore: An Evaluation of Baltimore's Vacants to Values Program  (March 2017)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance 

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Alternative Strategies for an Equitable, Efficient, and Effective Code Enforcement System in Mobile, Alabama (June 2016)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance

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Where Will People Live? New Orleans’ Growing Rental Housing Challenge (June 2016)

Prepared by Alan Mallach, Center for Community Progress, for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority

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Vacancy and Abandonment in the City of Indianapolis, Indiana (May 2016)

Center for Community Progress Report to Renew Indianapolis on behalf of the City of Indianapolis and LISC Indianapolis

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Laying the Foundation for Strong Neighborhoods in Trenton, NJ  (November 2015)

A Market-Oriented Assessment Prepared by: New Jersey Community Capital, Center for Community Progress, Isles, Inc., Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University-Newark.

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Evaluation of the Tri-COG Land Bank Business Plan: A Solid Foundation for a Regional Approach to Vacancy and Abandonment in the Mon Valley and Beyond (December 2014)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance

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An Assessment of Vacant and Abandoned Properties in Wilmington, DE (December 2014)

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance

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Analysis of Bulk Tax Lien Sale: City of Rochester (February 2013)

Center for Community Progress

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Educational and Practice Resources


Using Property Interventions to Foster Neighborhood Revitalization: A Guide to Research Strategies and Methods (December 2016)

Center for Community Progress in conjunction with the National Community Stabilization Trust and NeighborWorks America

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Raising the Bar: Linking Landlord Incentives and Regulation through Rental Licensing - A Short Guide for Local Officials (November 2015)

A Center for Community Progress Practice Brief

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Boosting Productivity: Lessons from the Green Reuse and Vacant Land Maintenance Learning Exchange (October 2015)

A Center for Community Progress brief by Jen Leonard

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National Vacant Properties Campaign (NVPC) Reports
The National Vacant Properties Campaign was a precursor to the Center for Community Progress


Regenerating Youngstown and Mahoning County Through Vacant Property Reclamation (February 2009)

Kildee, Dan; Logan, Jonathan; Mallach, Alan; Schilling, Joseph for the National Vacant Properties Campaign

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Blueprint Buffalo Policy Brief: Regional Strategies and Local Tools for Reclaiming Vacant Properties in the City and Suburbs of Buffalo (2006)

National Vacant Properties Campaign

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Blueprint Buffalo Action Plan: Regional Strategies and Local Tools for Reclaiming Vacant Properties in the City and Suburbs of Buffalo (2006)

National Vacant Properties Campaign

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Vacant Properties: The True Costs to Communities (August 2005)

National Vacant Properties Campaign

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Cleveland at the Crossroads: Turning Abandonment into Opportunity (June 2005)

Mallach, Alan; Levy, Lisa Mueller; Schilling, Joseph for the National Vacant Properties Campaign

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