Community Progress Blog

New Jersey Cities Join Forces for Neighborhood Recovery

Written by on August 18, 2011

Back in March, a team of municipal and community leaders from New Jersey were fortunate enough to participate in Community Progress’ Leadership Institute in Cambridge. While representatives from Jersey City, Orange, Irvington, Newark, and Millville were able to take part in this great learning experience, there was also tremendous interest from leaders from a number…


Four Critical Elements of Successful Land Banks

Written by on August 3, 2011

“In the past, local governments and private entities have mostly dealt with vacant property on a case-by-case, deal-by-deal basis. But with thousands of properties vacant in a single community or region, that process is not efficient enough to process property in a timely fashion and either return it to productive use or minimize its negative…