Community Progress is the leading national resource for high-impact, cutting edge technical assistance to address the negative impacts and challenges of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated (VAD) properties in a manner that supports equitable development, inclusive neighborhoods, and resilient communities. Since our inception, our technical assistance has helped over 300 communities across 35 states.

If you are ready to transform your community, we can help. Community Progress brings proven best practices, unmatched technical expertise, and a commitment to equity and justice to provide the support you need to address VAD properties and revitalize your community.

Diverse Experience, Deep Expertise

In varying degrees, vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties exist in all communities and all states across the U.S. Our expert team members have worked with metropolitan centers, small cities, suburbs, and rural towns, as well as statewide coalitions, to tailor strategies, reforms, and policies that address that community’s unique challenges of vacancy and abandonment. Our goal is to offer local and state leaders new tools and knowledge, ultimately supporting their efforts to create more equitable, inclusive, healthy, and resilient neighborhoods for all.

We work closely with partner communities to customize our services to meet local conditions, needs, and priorities. Our areas of expertise include:

  • Comprehensive Assessment of Policies and Systems Related to Vacancy and Abandonment
  • Property Data Collection and Management Practices
  • Strategic Code Enforcement
  • Property Tax Enforcement and Foreclosure Reform
  • Land Banks and Land Banking
  • Vacant Land Maintenance, Planning, and Reuse Strategies

Technical Assistance Opportunities

National Technical Assistance – Technical assistance support for local and state leaders to address their unique VAD challenges. More >


Michigan Place-Based Program – On-going technical assistance support offered to Michigan’s local and state leaders to address their unique VAD challenges. More >


Georgia Place-Based Program – On-going technical assistance support offered to Georgia’s local and state leaders to address their unique VAD challenges. More >


National Land Bank Scholarship Program – Virtual event bringing together land bank leaders from across the country to learn about best practices. More >