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 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.

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Equity Commitment

We embed the pursuit of racial equity in our programs, partnerships, and people because systemic racism is a root cause of vacant, abandoned, deteriorated properties and an immense barrier to achieving our mission.

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 within and across departments, organizations, communities, regions, and states. Learn More >

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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