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New Report: Michigan Vacant Home Rates Down, But Rural and Urban Counties Suffer (Press Release)

Written by on August 25, 2020

State of Vacancy in Michigan 2020 Update Shares Residential Vacancy and Distressed Property Trends Download: News Release (PDF) FLINT, M.I. – August 25, 2020 – Today, the Center for Community Progress, America’s leading resource on issues of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated (VAD) properties, shared the State of Vacancy in Michigan 2020 Update, a joint analysis with Data…

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Community Progress Shares Support for the “Neighborhood Homes Investment Act” (Press Release)

Written by on July 14, 2020

Proposed Legislation to Spur Revitalization by Closing the Real Estate Value Gap in Neighborhoods and generate more than $100 Billion in Community Development WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 14, 2020 – Today, the Center for Community Progress, America’s leading resource on issues of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated (VAD) properties, shared its continued support for the Neighborhood Homes…

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Community Progress Shares Support for the “National Land Bank Network Act of 2020” (Press Release)

Written by on June 15, 2020

Land Banking Expert Supports Proposed Legislation to Bring $60 Million in Support to U.S. Land Banks  WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 16, 2020 – Today, the Center for Community Progress (Community Progress), America’s leading resource on issues of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated (VAD) properties, shared its support for the bi-partisan supported National Land Bank Network Act of 2020,…

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Four Community and Economic Development Leaders Sign on to Center for Community Progress Board (Press Release)

Written by on May 19, 2020

Carey Shea, Brett Theodos, Mijo Vodopic, and Jay Williams join the Board of Directors for National Community Revitalization Nonprofit News Release (PDF) WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 19, 2020 – Today, the Center for Community Progress, America’s leading resource on issues of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated (VAD) properties, announced that the newest appointments to its Board of Directors…

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National Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference Heads to Milwaukee in 2018 (Press Release)

Written by on March 22, 2020

More Info News Release (PDF) Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference Conference Newsroom WASHINGTON D.C. – The eighth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP) will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 15-17, 2018, announced the Center for Community Progress, the national nonprofit that hosts the event. The conference will be at the Wisconsin Center and is expected to…

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The Center for Community Progress Hires National Director of Partnerships (Press Release)

Written by on March 9, 2020

Kathy J. Guillaume-Delemar, Housing Authority Leader and Development Executive joins senior leadership of national Community Development Nonprofit News Release (PDF) WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 9, 2020 – Today, the Center for Community Progress, America’s leading resource on issues of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated (VAD) properties, announced Kathy J. Guillaume-Delemar, Vice Chair of the City of Glenarden,…

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Community Progress CEO to Share at Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) “Health and Housing” Follow Up (Press Release)

Written by on February 11, 2020

Dr. Akilah Watkins-Butler to Present at Health, Housing, Race, Equity and Power Funders Convening in Oakland, CA News Release (PDF) WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 11, 2020 — The Neighborhood Funders Group (NFG) has announced that CEO and President of the Center for Community Progress, Dr. Akilah Watkins- Butler, will share on strategic partnership development at the Health,…

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Community Development Leader Selects Revitalization Fellows from Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Massachusetts (Press Release)

Written by on February 11, 2020

Eighteen resident-activists to participate in national Community Revitalization Fellowship   News Release (PDF) WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 11, 2020 — Today, the Center for Community Progress announced eighteen grassroots community leaders from across the nation have been selected and funded to participate in the 2020 Community Revitalization Fellowship (CRF); which will train Fellows on how vacant, abandoned,…

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The Center for Community Progress to Receive $35,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (Press Release)

Written by on January 15, 2020

News Release (PDF) WASHINGTON, DC – January 15, 2020 — The Center for Community Progress (Community Progress) has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a $35,000 Art Works grant to expand its work helping communities leverage creative placemaking to combat property vacancy and deterioration. The new funding will support a digital education solution…

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The Center for Community Progress Appoints New Director of Communications (Press Release)

Written by on December 3, 2019

Jovan Hackley, former University CMO and Real Estate Executive joins senior leadership of national Community Development Non-Profit News Release (PDF) WASHINGTON, DC – December 3, 2019 – Today the Center for Community Progress, America’s leading resource on issues of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated (VAD) properties, announced Jovan Hackley, former marketing leader for Trulia.com and the Virginia Realtors®,…

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