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2016 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

September 28-30, 2016: Click here for information

The Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference will explore the latest tools to strengthen neighborhoods that are being left behind in the housing recovery and continue to struggle with property challenges such as vacancy, abandonment, tax delinquency, foreclosure and disinvestment. Conference sessions will highlight work from around the country, including efforts in Baltimore. 


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Fighting Blight in the Northeast-Midwest: A Capitol Hill Briefing on Vacant and Abandoned Property and the Federal Response in Washington, DC.

May 24, 2016Click here for information

Briefing attendees will learn about: the widespread and persistent effects of abandoned property, including the most recent wave of abandonment resulting from the foreclosure crisis; NEMWI’s work to identify and assess federal resources and legislation that can help communities address blight; and innovative approaches that communities are taking, with the assistance of federal programs, to rehabilitate or demolish property, or reuse land productively post-demolition. 

 

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2012 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference | June 20 - 22, 2012

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Reclaiming Vacant Properties

 


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The fourth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference will take place in New Orleans. Our theme is “Remaking America for the 21st Century.”


As always, conference sessions and activities will explore a wide variety of topics related to the challenges and opportunities presented by foreclosed, abandoned, blighted and other problem properties. But this time around, we’re also making even more of an effort to place these ideas in the broader context of the nation’s economic recovery and the future reinvention of America’s cities and towns. At Community Progress, we believe that land is the foundation upon which great places are built and that land reform strategies are key to creating cities and towns that are livable enough to retain and employ their current residents, and economically vibrant enough to compete for the jobs and population of the future. In other words, reclaiming vacant properties is a first step toward remaking America.

 

New Orleans is a perfect setting in which to explore this idea, since there is truly no other city in America that so exemplifies meeting the challenges of growth and renewal. This is particularly true since we’ve chosen the Hyatt Regency New Orleans as the location for the conference. The Hyatt will be reopening this fall for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. We are confident you’ll find New Orleans an exciting and inspiring place to gather.

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