Tag Archives: Center for Community Progress

Cornerstone: Understanding Neighborhood Change

​Why do some neighborhoods become “hot,” some stay much the same, and others decline? Factors such as location, housing stock, schools, community organizations and more can affect a neighborhood’s trajectory. Understanding why the same activities seem to make a difference in one area, and little or no difference – or even have a negative impact — in another is critical to developing an effective revitalization strategy. Alan Mallach, a senior fellow with the Center for Community Progress, will discuss his... Read more

Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

The Center for Community Progress is seeking applications for the Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP) to tackle vacancy and abandonment nationwide. TASP is designed to develop approaches that will not only serve the technical assistance recipient, but will also become the next “best practice” models from which other places will seek to learn. Selected recipients are awarded up to 400 hours of direct technical assistance. Applications due November 17. Learn more and apply... Read more

Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

Approximately 1,000 change-makers from communities large and small will gather for the Center for Community Progress’ seventh Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP), the only national conference of its kind. Themed “In Service of People and Place,” this year’s conference will look at how work to reclaim vacant properties can improve the wellbeing of residents and the places they call home. Learn more and register... Read more

Center for Community Progress: Technical Assistance Scholarship Program

​The Center for Community Progress Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP) engages communities in a focused, collaborative technical assistance process to address large-scale vacancy and abandonment. Selected recipients are awarded up to 200 hours of direct technical assistance at a significantly reduced rate. Applications due January 21, 2016. Learn more and apply... Read more

Code Enforcement Academy: Moving from Traditional to Transformative, Nov. 16-17

​Different ideas might come to mind when thinking about code enforcement. Clipboards. Citations. 311 calls. But think bigger: How can a strategic approach to code enforcement help to transform communities? The Center for Community Progress invites you to dig into that question at this national training opportunity. November 16-17 in Dallas, Texas. Learn more... Read more

National Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference comes to Baltimore in Sept. 2016

​Approximately 1,000 people will descend on Baltimore, Maryland, for the seventh national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference. The conference will explore the latest tools to strengthen neighborhoods that continue to struggle with challenges such as vacancy, abandonment, tax delinquency, foreclosure and disinvestment. Conference sessions will highlight work from around the country, including efforts in Baltimore. September 28-30, 2016. Learn more... Read more

Webinar: Sneak Preview of the Detroit Future City “Field Guide to Working with Lots,” Aug. 27

​The Detroit Future City “Field Guide to Working with Lots” is a tool that will launch this September, online and in print, that will provide Detroiters with accessible and actionable step-by-step instructions to help transform lots. This webinar, hosted by the Center for Community Progress, will walk you through a sneak preview of some of the lot designs and website features, which have the potential to translate to action in communities across Michigan. August 27 at noon EDT. Register here... Read more
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