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Community Progress hosts trainings and other educational events around the country. Here, you’ll find information about our upcoming events, including registration (if applicable), as well as the events of partner organizations.


Our Events


2019 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference 

Atlanta, Georgia | October 2-4, 2019 | Register Now!

The Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP) is the only national conference dedicated to strengthening communities through innovative solutions for vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties. From October 2-4, 2019, RVP is expected to draw approximately 1,000 professionals to Atlanta for 60+ engaging sessions and other learning opportunities. This year's theme is “Equity First: Revitalizing Communities Together.” It will focus on efforts to revitalize disinvested communities in ways that meet the needs and preferences of residents, create new opportunities for and with marginalized communities, and rectify unjust land use, housing, and related policies that contributed to decline.


Our Webinars


Myth Busting: Shared-Equity Homeownership in Weak Market Cities

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET | August 22, 2019 | Register Now >>

Grounded Solutions Network will discuss the role of shared-equity homeownership models in weak or mixed-market cities and debunk three myths: Aren’t homes already affordable in weak markets? Shouldn’t we be focusing on building household wealth rather than preserving affordability? Aren’t there more urgent community needs to address? Sneak preview: shared-equity homeownership, a model of creating and preserving resale-restricted homeownership opportunities for low-income households, can be an important tool for any city that wants to advance equity and inclusion. This webinar will include an introduction to shared-equity homeownership and how the model can be used to address the unique challenges that weak and mixed-market cities and neighborhoods face. Beth Sorce, Director of Capacity Building at Grounded Solutions Network will lead the discussion and feature lessons learned from working with cities and nonprofit organizations across the country.

Presenters: Beth Sorce – Director of Capacity Building, Grounded Solutions Network and India Walton – Executive Director, F.B. Community Land Trust


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