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Three Cities Selected for Vacant Properties Technical Assistance Scholarships

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Baltimore, Maryland; High Point, North Carolina; and Rockford, Illinois, are the latest recipients of the Center for Community Progress’ Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP). Through TASP, the Center for Community Progress (Community Progress), a national nonprofit, will help these local governments and other stakeholders break new ground in their efforts to address property vacancy, abandonment and tax delinquency.

03/08/16
Nine Leadership Institute Delegations Reflect Nationwide Need for Vacant Properties Solutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Delegations from nine cities across three states and the District of Columbia have been selected to attend the 2016 Community Progress Leadership Institute, a program that equips practitioners with the leadership and technical skills to address significant blight and vacancy challenges. The Leadership Institute, a program of the national Center for Community Progress (Community Progress), will be held on the campus of Harvard Law School on March 15-18, 2016.

02/23/16
Revitalization projects receive Public Displays of Affection for Valentine's Day

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For Valentine’s Day, the #LoveThatLot campaign is encouraging people to engage in “Public Displays of Affection” for outstanding vacant property revitalization projects.

02/11/16
Three Cities Selected for Vacant Properties Technical Assistance Scholarships

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cleveland, Ohio; Lucas County, Ohio; and St. Louis, Missouri, are the latest recipients of the Center for Community Progress’ Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP). Through TASP, the Center for Community Progress (Community Progress), a national nonprofit, will help these local governments and other stakeholders break new ground in their efforts to address property vacancy, abandonment, and tax delinquency.

09/16/15
National Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference Comes to Baltimore in 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The seventh national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference will come to Baltimore, Maryland, on September 28-30, 2016, announced the Center for Community Progress, a national nonprofit and host of the event. The conference will be held at the Hilton Baltimore and is expected to draw approximately 1,000 professionals to the city.

09/10/15
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