Turn vacant spaces into vibrant places

The only national nonprofit dedicated to helping communities tackle property vacancy, abandonment, and deterioration.

Ready to tackle vacancy in your community?


Training & Resources

Events, research, maps, and opportunities for local champions of revitalization.

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Expert Guidance

Technical assistance for local governments who want to prevent and reduce entrenched vacancy.

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Advocacy & Research

Advocacy for policy change to help policymakers reform systems perpetuating vacancy.

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Every person deserves to live in a safe, equitable, and resilient neighborhood.

But because of a legacy of unjust policies and racist systems, low-income neighborhoods and neighborhoods of color bear an unfair share of the burden of vacant properties.

We help communities break the cycle of property vacancy and deterioration.

Learn about what causes vacancy and abandonment, and tools, policies, and processes that foster community revitalization.

What people are saying about our work

Community Progress has helped us reimagine how we do code enforcement through the lens of racial equity. There is still much work to be done, but we are better equipped as an organization.

City of Decatur, Illinois technical assistance recipient

Community Progress is the expert when it comes to vacant, abandoned properties. Every city and town in American needs to contract with them to work on vacant and abandoned property issues.

Louisville Metro Government technical assistance recipient

VPLI was one of the best trainings I have ever attended. The opportunity to discuss issues with community leaders from across the country was invaluable and the quality of the speakers was first rate.

Vacant Property Leadership Institute participant

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