Vacant Spaces into Vibrant Places

We envision a future where widespread vacancy, abandonment, and deterioration no longer exist

Community Progress is the leading national resource for urban, suburban, and rural communities seeking to equitably address the full cycle of property revitalization. Since 2010, we have supported 300 communities in 35 states and tens of thousands of individuals to more effectively address the challenges and costs imposed by vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties.

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Vacancy Help

From Technical Assistance to Education

Every day we work to help local, state, and federal leaders understand and reform the systems that perpetuate vacancy and deterioration. Our multiple services inspire lasting policy, practice, and process change, ensuring that leaders have the knowledge and capacity to implement and sustain comprehensive reforms to address VAD properties.

Our Services

Equity Commitment

As leaders in our field, it is our responsibility to uncover and disrupt the systems that perpetuate inequity – in the communities we serve and within our organization. Systemic racism is a root cause of vacant, abandoned, deteriorated properties and an immense barrier to achieving our mission. Therefore, we must ingrain the pursuit of racial equity in our programs, partnerships, and people. We do this by embedding racial equity into our programming; dedicating time and resources toward implementing an annual Equity Action Plan; and providing racial equity training and education opportunities to staff and board.

Leadership & Education

We equip leaders with critical skillsets; help them stay abreast of new trends and best practices in the field; and provide space to build productive relationships and collaborations.
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Technical Assistance

Our expert team members work with metropolitan centers, small cities, suburbs, rural towns, and statewide coalitions to tailor strategies and policies that address each community’s unique vacancy challenges.
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Policy & Research

We educate federal policymakers on the vacant property challenges facing local communities and how federal tools can effectively support on-the-ground transformation.
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National Land
Bank Network

Building off our legacy of land bank support, we have recently formed a national network to connect and build the capacity of the over 250 land banks across the nation.
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