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Reevaluating Code Enforcement: A New Approach to Addressing Problem Properties

February 22, 2024 | 12:00 PM ET

Event Type: Virtual

Topic(s): Code Enforcement System

When: February 22, 2024

Time: 12:00 PM ET

Cost: Free

Code enforcement is a powerful and often overlooked system capable of not only fixing issues on problem properties, but also strengthening neighborhoods. Many local governments dealing with a lot of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties are finding traditional code enforcement—focused on issuing citations and collecting fines—isn’t working. A more strategic approach focused on compliance could change that.

This webinar will unveil a new resource, Reevaluating Code Enforcement: A New Approach to Addressing Problem Properties, in which Community Progress details steps local governments can take towards a more equitable, efficient, and effective code enforcement system. It will also highlight steps one major city—Cincinnati—has taken toward adopting this approach. Community Progress will also share the details of a new scholarship for technical assistance services we are launching to help local governments reimagine their code enforcement processes.

Join this webinar to:

  • Learn about the benefits of shifting from traditional code enforcement to strategic code compliance
  • Understand how your community can adopt a more strategic, compliance-oriented approach
  • Understand how to apply a strategic code compliance approach to vacant, rental, and owner-occupied properties
  • Hear examples from cities that have implemented strategic code compliance policies and practices
  • Learn about a scholarship opportunity for local governments interested in evaluating and reimagining their code enforcement process


  • Erica Faaborg – Deputy City Solicitor, City of Cincinnati
  • Libby Benton – Senior Counsel, Center for Community Progress
  • Tarik Abdelazim – Vice President, Technical Assistance, Center for Community Progress 

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