Neighborhood Stabilization in Waterbury, Connecticut: Recommendations to Build a More Proactive and Comprehensive Approach to Vacancy and Abandonment 

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In the summer of 2017, the Harold Webster Smith Foundation (“Foundation”), with the support of the City of Waterbury (“City”), retained the Center for Community Progress (“Community Progress”) to provide an assessment of the existing systems, policies, and tools used to address vacant and abandoned properties in Waterbury, Connecticut. The first step in such an assessment is to identify and define the type of properties that have the most negative impacts on the health, public safety, and general morale of neighbors and neighborhoods in a community.