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Dealing with Vacant Buildings and Lots as a Resident

November 30, 2023 | 12:00 PM ET
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Event Type: Virtual

Topic(s): Creative Placemaking, Vacant Land Stewardship

When: November 30, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM ET

Cost: Free

If you live in a community with many vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties, the issue can feel insurmountable. Vacant properties—whether they’re dilapidated houses or overgrown lots—harm neighbors and neighborhoods. But doing something about problem properties is difficult, because of the complicated web of laws that govern who owns a property and what a local government can do about it.  

If you want to do something about vacant properties in your community but aren’t sure where to start, this webinar is for you. 

To better support residents in their revitalization efforts, the Center for Community Progress created The Resident’s Workbook for Dealing with Vacant Buildings and Lots. This handy guide features information and strategies that residents can deploy to tackle VAD properties in their neighborhood. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned community champion, the workbook was designed with a key goal in mind: Empowering residents to lead and demand change. 

Join this webinar to: 

  • Learn about the critical role residents played in the workbook’s development
  • Discover resources in the workbook you can leverage in your community revitalization efforts 
  • Understand the importance of resident engagement and how to best equip residents with the tools to succeed 
  • Hear success stories from resident-led initiatives

Download your copy of The Resident’s Workbook.

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