Local Analysis

Topic

Geography

Code Enforcement System, Land Banks, Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, Property Tax System
Neighborhood Stabilization in Waterbury, Connecticut
Recommendations to Build a More Proactive and Comprehensive Approach to Vacancy and Abandonment

This report shares the findings of Community Progress’ 2017 technical assistance engagement with Waterbury, Connecticut to assess existing systems, policies, and tools used to address vacant and abandoned properties.

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Land Banks, Local Analysis
Piloting New Partnership Opportunities Between a Land Bank and a Community Land Trust in Albany, New York
A Community Progress Technical Assistance Report

This report shares the findings of Community Progress’ 2017 technical assistance engagement with the Albany County Land Bank and Albany Community Land Trust to help these entities pilot a more effective, sustainable partnership.

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Creative Placemaking, Local Analysis
Bridging Policy and Placemaking to Activate Vacant Properties
Exploring Barriers and Potential in St. Paul

The report explores how placemaking has (or has not) been incorporated into St Paul city systems, the effectiveness of such programs, and how that integration of arts and culture into city systems has impacted , or could more effectively impact, placemaking projects on vacant land.

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Code Enforcement System, Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, Property Tax System
The Cost of Vacant and Blighted Properties in Pittsburgh
A Conservative Analysis of Service, Tax Delinquency, and Spillover Costs

In order to raise awareness of the true costs of vacant and distressed property in Pittsburgh, in 2016 the City of Pittsburgh retained the Center for Community Progress to perform a “cost of blight” study.

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Code Enforcement System, Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets
Tackling the Challenge of Blight in Baltimore
An Evaluation of Baltimore’s Vacants to Values Program

This report includes the results of our quantitative or statistical analysis of Baltimore’s Vacants to Value program interventions and their affects on neighborhoods.

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Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, Vacant Land Stewardship
The Reimagining Cleveland Vacant Lot Greening Program
Evaluating Economic Development and Public Safety Outcomes

This research brief analyzes the economic impacts of different greening interventions in Cleveland, Ohio and suggests opportunities for more impactful greening of vacant land in the city.

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Code Enforcement System, Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, Property Tax System
Implementing a Coordinated Approach to Address the Systemic Causes of Vacancy and Abandonment in High Point, North Carolina
A Community Progress Technical Assistance Report

This report shares the findings from our technical assistance engagement with the City of High Point, North Carolina.

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Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, Property Tax System
Assessment of Baltimore City’s Tax Sale System
Impacts on City Finances, Vacant Properties, and Vulnerable Owner Occupants

This report shares the findings from our technical assistance engagement with the City of Baltimore, Maryland.

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Code Enforcement System, Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, Property Tax System
Laying the Foundation
Developing an Improved Approach to Problem Properties in Rockford

This report shares the findings from our technical assistance engagement with the City of Rockford, Illinois.

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Code Enforcement System, Land Banks, Local Analysis, Property Tax System
Developing a Shared Vision and Strategies to Address Vacancy and Abandonment in the City of St. Louis
A Community Progress Technical Assistance Report

This report shares the findings from our technical assistance engagement with the City of St. Louis, Missouri.

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Local Analysis, Property Tax System, State/National Analysis
From Harm to Home
Replicating Detroit's Make it Home Program

Analyzing cities that have the potential to implement a program similar to Detroit’s Make it Home, transitioning tenants to homeowners.

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Local Analysis, Vacant Land Stewardship
Progress Points: Vacant Land Stewardship in Michigan
Improving Neighborhoods by Repurposing Vacant Lots

This one-page brief explains what you need to know about why taking care of vacant lots can improve Michigan neighborhoods.

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Land Banks, Local Analysis
Progress Points: Michigan Land Banks
A Brief Primer

This one-page explainer provides an overview of land banks and their impact in Michigan.

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ARPA, Code Enforcement System, COVID-19, Land Banks, Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, Property Tax System, State/National Analysis, Vacant Land Stewardship
Tackling Vacancy and Abandonment
Strategies and Impacts after the Great Recession

Ten years on from the Great Recession, we take stock of lessons learned from that crisis and how they might be applied to future challenges. This edited volume, jointly produced by Community Progress and the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Cleveland, contains twelve articles by national experts in the field of neighborhood revitalization.

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Land Banks, Local Analysis
Spokane, Washington
Preliminary Analysis of Land Banking and other tools to Address Vacant and Abandoned Properties and Create a Pipeline for Affordable Housing

Community Progress produced this report following a technical assistance engagement with Spokane, Washington to explore whether a land bank is the right tool to turn vacant property inventory into affordable housing.

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Code Enforcement System, Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets
A More Strategic Equitable Approach to Housing and Building Code Enforcement in Toledo, Ohio
A Community Progress Technical Assistance Report

Community Progress produced this report following a technical assistance engagement with Toledo, Ohio to assess the City’s approach to code enforcement.

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Land Banks, Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets
BAM: In Partnership, In Action
A Flexible Action Plan for the Next Three Years

Community Progress provided technical support in the development of this action plan for the Blight Authority of Memphis, to help BAM play a meaningful role in the local fight against vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties.

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Land Banks, Local Analysis, Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, Property Tax System
An Assessment of Land Banking and other Tools to Transform VAD Properties into Affordable Housing in Prince George’s County, Maryland
A Community Progress Technical Assistance Report

Community Progress produced this report following a technical assistance engagement with Prince George’s County, Maryland to explore whether a land bank could be leveraged to support local affordable housing goals.

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Code Enforcement System, Local Analysis
Turning the Tide
Opportunities for the City of Bay City, Michigan to Improve Residential Property Conditions and Quality of Life

Community Progress worked with Bay City, Michigan to assess its practices and policies for addressing VAD residential properties and identify economic stability risks due to the pandemic.

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Code Enforcement System, Local Analysis
Building on Success
Opportunities to Enhance Home Preservation Efforts and Commercial Vacancy Strategies in Lansing, Michigan

Community Progress worked with the City of Lansing, Michigan to assess its practices for addressing vacant property and identify economic stability risks as a result of the global pandemic.

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