Webcast: Community Progress speaks on vacant properties and land banks at HUD

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L to R: Yolanda Chavez, Alan Mallach, Terry Schwarz, Kim Graziani, Rep. Dan Kildee (Credit: Chelsea Allinger, Community Progress)

In conjunction with the release of HUD’s latest issue of “Evidence Matters,” Kim Graziani and Alan Mallach were invited to speak at HUD’s Quarterly Briefing last week.

They were joined by U.S. Representative and Community Progress co-founder Dan Kildee (MI), Yolanda Chavez, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs in HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development, and Terry Schwarz, Director of Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. The panel discussed how communities around the country are addressing the challenges of vacant and abandoned properties.

We’re grateful to HUD for inviting us to be a part of this special event. If you haven’t yet downloaded Evidence Matters, be sure to check it out!

Hear from Alan, Kim, and the rest of the speakers in the webcast recording below.

Agenda (with approximate video times):

Introduction (:30-2:50)
Jean Lin Pao, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research

Changes in the State of the Nation’s Housing Markets: 4th Quarter 2013 Update (3:00-20:00)
Kevin P. Kane, Chief Market Analyst, Economic and Market Analysis Division

Keynote and Q&A (22:00-43:20)
Congressman Dan Kildee, Fifth District of Michigan

Vacant and Abandoned Properties: Turning Liabilities into Assets (54:00-1:09:25)
Alan Mallach

Temporary Reuse Approaches (1:09:45-1:24:35)
Terry Schwarz

Land Banks and Land Banking (1:24:50-1:37:50)
Kim Graziani

Q&A (1:38:35-1:57:35)