An Assessment of Vacant and Abandoned Properties in Wilmington, DE

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The Center for Community Progress (“Community Progress”) was retained by the Delaware Department of Justice (“Delaware DOJ”) to: (1) conduct an assessment of the underlying issues and systems related to vacancy and abandonment in the City of Wilmington (the “City”), with a focus on code enforcement, vacant property registration, delinquent tax enforcement, and land banking, and (2) provide observations and recommendations for the City and other local stakeholders to consider to better prevent, acquire, maintain and transfer vacant and abandoned properties to responsible ownership.