National Technical Assistance

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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.

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 communities that benefit all residents. We deploy this expertise in support of equitable development, inclusive neighborhoods, and resilient communities, as tackling VAD properties can open up pathways to address some of the greatest challenges facing our communities, such as the housing affordability crisis, a racialized wealth gap, climate change and natural disasters, and housing injustice.

Since our launch in 2010, Community Progress has provided technical assistance and support to more than 300 communities in 35 states. Our skilled staff, advisors, fellows, and consultants have helped communities across the U.S. assess, reform, develop, and/or implement systems and policies to more effectively address the challenges and costs imposed by vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties with a focus on equity, inclusion, and resiliency. To find out more, or to request technical assistance, please contact Tarik Abdelazim, Director of National Technical Assistance, at [email protected] »

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“I thought our engagement was excellent, and CCP staff were superlative. They were available, helpful, persistent when needed, and brought appropriate resources to the table. CCP took our initial proposal and worked with us to find the root causes of our concerns and we pivoted accordingly—a truly adept and thoughtful result of initial fact finding.”

Joe van Dyk, Director of Planning and Redevelopment, City of Gary, IN