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Community Progress’s research agenda include both that which supports specific technical assistance and policy development engagements, and that which elevates the knowledge in the field.


The applied research agenda of Community Progress consists of five areas: state and local property tax enforcement systems; land banks and land banking; vacant property registration ordinances; code enforcement; and state mortgage foreclosure system modifications.


Working with external partners, we help identify and develop information resources focused on the drivers of vacant land and abandoned properties, their impacts on the surrounding community, and the implementation of innovative programs and practices for revitalization. General research and policy topics may include: vacant property impacts and revitalization benefits, foreclosure and vacancy, strategies and tools, and land reuse systems.

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