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New land banks publication features research, guidance, sample legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Center for Community Progress today announced the release of Land Banks and Land Banking, 2nd Ed., by Frank S. Alexander, law professor at Emory University and co-founder of the Center for Community Progress. 

06/18/15
National Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Detroit May 19-21, 2015

FLINT, MICH. - Delegations from seven cities across three states have been selected to attend the 2015 Community Progress Leadership Institute (CPLI), a training program focused on equipping leaders with the skills to address large inventories of blighted and vacant properties for the benefit of their communities. CPLI, a program of the national Center for Community Progress (Community Progress), will be held on the campus of Harvard Law School on March 17-20, 2015.

05/13/15
Seven Cities Selected to Tackle Vacant and Problem Properties at Leadership Institute

FLINT, MICH. - Delegations from seven cities across three states have been selected to attend the 2015 Community Progress Leadership Institute (CPLI), a training program focused on equipping leaders with the skills to address large inventories of blighted and vacant properties for the benefit of their communities. CPLI, a program of the national Center for Community Progress (Community Progress), will be held on the campus of Harvard Law School on March 17-20, 2015.

02/10/15
Four Cities Selected for Vacant Properties Technical Assistance Scholarships

FLINT, MICH. - Groups of local leaders in Dallas, Texas; Detroit, Michigan; Gary, Indiana; and Trenton, New Jersey are the recipients of the Center for Community Progress’ second round of the competitive Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP). Through TASP, the Center for Community Progress (Community Progress), a national nonprofit, will help these cities develop new strategies to address property blight, vacancy and abandonment.

01/29/15
Land banks' adaptability yields results for communities tackling vacant and problem properties, according to report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An estimated 120 land banks exist in the United States, and their ability to adapt to local conditions and needs is helping communities, large and small, address the negative impacts of vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties, according to Take it to the Bank: How Land Banks Are Strengthening America’s Neighborhoods, a new report from the Center for Community Progress.

11/18/14
New York Land Banks Report Statewide Progress

FLINT, MICH. - Newly Launched Association Releases Report Highlighting Impact of Nine NY Land Banks

10/09/14
Michigan Land Bank Leaders to Gather for Summit Hosted by Center for Community Progress

FLINT, MICH. - Nearly one hundred Michigan land bank leaders are gathering at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, Michigan, from June 16-17, 2014 for the Michigan Land Bank Leadership Summit, hosted by the Center for Community Progress. Attendees, representing 30 land banks, are comprised primarily of land bank executive directors, board members, and other top leadership.

06/09/14
National Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference to Be Held in Detroit in 2015

FLINT, MICH. - The sixth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference will come to Detroit, Michigan, May 19-21, 2015, announced the Flint-based Center for Community Progress, a national nonprofit and host of the event. The conference will be held at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center and is expected to draw 700-1,000 professionals to the city.

05/29/14
Vacant Properties Technical Assistance Scholarship Recipients Announced

FLINT, MICH. - The local governments of Atlanta, Georgia; Butte-Silver Bow, Montana; and Lafayette, Louisiana are the inaugural recipients of the Center for Community Progress’ new, blight-fighting Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP). Through TASP, the Center for Community Progress (Community Progress), a national nonprofit, will help these cities develop new strategies to address property blight, vacancy and abandonment.

05/13/14
Eight Cities Selected to Tackle Blight and Vacancy at Community Progress Leadership Institute

FLINT, MICH. - Delegations from eight cities have been selected to attend the 2014 Community Progress Leadership Institute (CPLI), a training program focused on equipping leaders with the skills to address large inventories of blighted and vacant properties for the benefit of their communities. CPLI, a program of the national Center for Community Progress (Community Progress), will be held at Harvard Law School on March 18-21, 2014.

02/18/14