Code enforcement that is used equitably, efficiently, and effectively is one of the most promising approaches to vacant, abandoned, and deteriorating properties at work in the United States today. Michigan communities have a number of valuable tools available. Whether you are a local elected official, a member of building department staff, or a community leader striving to improve the condition of properties in your area, we hope this guide will help you enhance or expand your community’s code enforcement efforts.
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Revitalization in Michigan: A Guide to Transforming VAD Properties through Code Enforcement breaks down code enforcement tools available to Michigan’s communities to fight vacancy and property deterioration.
This guide offers:
- Components of an equitable, efficient, and effective code enforcement system
- Easy-to-digest overviews of ten Michigan code enforcement tools
- References to local application of these tools throughout Michigan
- Insight into the equity impacts of code enforcement