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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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Registration Opens for the National Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

06/17/19

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Registration for the ninth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference is now open. The conference, hosted by the Center for Community Progress, heads to Atlanta, Georgia, on October 2-4, 2019. It will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis (265 Peachtree Center Avenue NE) and is expected to draw approximately 1,000 professionals from around the country.

 

Early Bird registration rates for the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference start at $300 for public sector and nonprofit attendees. That discounted rate is available until August 30, 2019.

 

Held every eighteen months, the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference is the only national conference dedicated to helping communities find new solutions for vacant, abandoned, deteriorated, and other problem properties. It attracts and connects professionals from many interrelated fields, including community development, urban policy, code enforcement, affordable housing, land banking, urban planning, economic development, and public safety.

 

More information about the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference is available at www.reclaimingvacantproperties.org.

 

 

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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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