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$60 Million and Counting: The Cost of Vacant and Abandoned Properties in Eight Ohio Cities

Publication Date: 2/1/2008
By Community Research Partners and Rebuild Ohio    The 2008 study found that there were 25,000 vacant properties existing in the eight Ohio Cities examined—Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Ironton, Lima, Springfield, Toledo, Zanesville. These vacancies have led to $15...

Vacant and Abandoned Properties: Survey of the Best Practices

Publication Date: 6/1/2008
By The U.S. Conference of Mayors Vacant and Abandoned Properties Task Force; 6/2008 This report is a compilation of best practices to combat problems of vacant and abandoned properties in 27 cities. It also includes survey data brief survey on the impact that the mortgage foreclosure crisis is...

Vacant Land Management in Philadelphia: The Cost of the Current System and the Benefits of Reform

Publication Date: 11/1/2010
By Econsult, Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania, May 8 Consulting   The 40,000 vacant parcels in Philadelphia cause $3.6 billion in reduced property values, cost more than $20 million per year in city maintenance and nets the city  $70 million less in...

Vacant Properties: Growing Number Increases Communities' Costs and Challenges

Publication Date: 11/4/2011
 The Government Accounting Office – the GAO – has released a report on vacant properties, analyzing costs and consequences for local communities (Community Progress associates assisted in research, along with experts from around the country). GAO was asked to examine trends in...

Determining the Cost of Vacancies in Baltimore

Publication Date: 7/12/2012
By Bob Winthrop and Rebecca Herr, Governance Finance Review This article provides a detailed breakdown of the econometric model used to identify the cost of vacant properties in the city of Baltimore. By examining the time spent by service providers like police and fire, the City was able to...

Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation: the Beginning, the Present, and Beyond, 2009 - 2011

Publication Date: 11/17/2011
By W. Dennis Keating, PhD, Cleveland State University Dennis Keating of Cleveland State University in Ohio spent six weeks with Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization staff to learn more about the inner workings of the land bank, and compiled that information into a comprehensive report about one of...

Code Compliance Enforcement in the Mortgage Crisis

Publication Date: 6/8/2012
By Kermit J. Lind, J.D. As cities and towns grapple with rising numbers of vacant and abandoned properties, longstanding city practices like code enforcement are being re-examined and reshaped as tools with which to meet the challenge. Attorney and code enforcement expert Kermit Lind has created a...

(copy of) Code Compliance Enforcement in the Mortgage Crisis

Publication Date: 6/8/2012
By Kermit J. Lind, J.D. As cities and towns grapple with rising numbers of vacant and abandoned properties, longstanding city practices like code enforcement are being re-examined and reshaped as tools with which to meet the challenge. Attorney and code enforcement expert Kermit Lind has created a...

(copy of) (copy of) Code Compliance Enforcement in the Mortgage Crisis

Publication Date: 6/8/2012
By Kermit J. Lind, J.D. As cities and towns grapple with rising numbers of vacant and abandoned properties, longstanding city practices like code enforcement are being re-examined and reshaped as tools with which to meet the challenge. Attorney and code enforcement expert Kermit Lind has created a...