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Cornerstone: Engaging Community and Forming Partnerships: A Core Component of Land Banking

Most successful land banks have found creative and consistent ways to engage residents and form other nonprofit, public, and private partnerships to shape priorities for land bank interventions and develop short and long-term strategies. This webinar will present methods for land banks to go beyond just informing community residents of the land bank’s vision and activities, instead ensuring that residents an integral, institutionalized role in shaping and implementing land bank strategies on the front end. Registration fee $45. Learn more... Read more

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
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