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"As we set up [a] land bank, we are also working to overhaul the City’s existing anti-blight ordinance and create and refine other tools for addressing problem properties. It was incredibly helpful for the team not only to hear an overview of what exactly a land bank is but also to hear how it works with other systems and tools to address vacant, abandoned, tax-delinquent, and foreclosed properties. "

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Cornerstone Webinars

The Cornerstone Webinar Series is a FREE monthly lunchtime webinar series that equips participants with the building blocks to understand and solve tough challenges related to property vacancy, abandonment, and deterioration. These hour-long webinars offer participants the ability to learn about topics and tools related to revitalization with field experts. Webinars take place from 12:00-1:00pm EST on the fourth Thursday of each month. Check below for upcoming Cornerstones: 


June 2018

The Empty House Next Door: The State of Vacancy in the U.S.

June 28, 2018 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST | Click here to register

Vacant, abandoned properties create health and safety risks, drag down property values, and destabilize neighborhoods. They are found in central cities, suburbs and rural areas. When there are many vacant properties in a neighborhood, it can be difficult to see the way forward. Tackling these properties, however, is a critical aspect of community and economic development. Drawing on a recently released report, this session will use data and visuals to explore trends in vacancy in recent years, including where the challenge is worsening, with a focus on the growth in particularly distressed “hyper-vacant” areas. Translating data into action, the presentation will explore how different communities are attacking their vacant property challenges, and offer suggestions of how they can be adapted to meet other communities’ needs.

Presenter: Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow, Center for Community Progress


If you have any questions or topic suggestions for Cornerstone webinars, we want to hear them! Please contact Christina Carter at ccarter@communityprogress.net.