A Conservative Analysis of Costs Imposed by Vacant and Blighted Properties in Toledo: Conducted at the Invitation of the Junction Neighborhood

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In the fall of 2015, the Center for Community Progress (Community Progress) announced that the Lucas County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank), in partnership with the Junction Coalition (Coalition) and the City of Toledo (City), was one of three applicants competitively selected to be a recipient of our Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP). The Land Bank’s successful application sought assistance developing a long-term ownership and cost-effective maintenance framework for the extensive inventory of vacant land in the Junction, an historically African-American neighborhood that has struggled through decades of disinvestment, population loss, and entrenched vacancy and blight.