We are pleased you were able to join us for the 2023-2024 Vacant Property Leadership Institute (VPLI)! This page will continue to house evaluation surveys, helpful resources, and more. If you have any questions, please contact Justin Godard at [email protected].

VPLI Resources and Links


    • Janell O’Keefe – Senior Program Officer, Michigan Initiatives, Center for Community Progress  
    • Sarida Scott – University of Detroit Mercy  

Local Implementation Scholarships

Many delegations go home inspired and excited to implement the ideas, practices, and policies they learned about during VPLI. To support the delegations that are ready to drive positive change for their residents and neighborhoods, the Center for Community Progress created the VPLI Local Implementation Scholarship. At least three delegations will be competitively selected to receive customized technical assistance (delivered between February and June of 2024) to implement focused, practical reforms based on what they learned from participating in VPLI. 

Interactive Data Profiles

These data profiles provide an overview of the systems, resources, and primary challenges for addressing vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties in each state and community.