Help us identify creative placemaking efforts across the country! 

We are conducting a national survey to better understand how communities are using arts and culture to transform vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties into community assets.

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RVP 2019 is headed to Atlanta! 

The ninth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference will take place in Atlanta, GA on October 2-4, 2019. Visit the RVP website to learn more!

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Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties: Lessons Learned from Four Cities  

This newly released report offers practical guidance for communities curious about how to leverage the power of creative placemaking to transform vacant properties. Download today!

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Land Bank Information Headquarters

Our one-stop hub for information on land banks and land banking, including an interactive map and answers to frequently asked questions.

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Vacant Spaces into Vibrant Places

The mission of Center for Community Progress is to foster strong, equitable communities where vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties are transformed into assets for neighbors and neighborhoods. Founded in 2010, Community Progress is the leading national, nonprofit resource for urban, suburban, and rural communities seeking to address the full cycle of property revitalization. The organization fulfills its mission by nurturing strong leadership and supporting systemic reforms. Community Progress works to ensure that public, private, and community leaders have the knowledge and capacity to create and sustain change. It also works to ensure that all communities have the policies, tools, and resources they need to support the effective, equitable reuse of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties. 

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Credit: Jibran Ahmed, Resurge Detroit

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Our blog features news and stories covering challenges related to vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties, and how communities are transforming properties into assets. 

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Announcing the Community Revitalization Fellowship

We're thrilled to be launching a new nine-month fellowship to help grassroots community leaders revitalize neighborhoods that are struggling with vacancy, abandonment, and disinvestment. Applications due February 22. 

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