The National League of Cities has developed the Local Eviction Prevention Policy and Program Tool. This tool is an “interactive resource that aims to help elected officials, city staff, non-profits, service providers, researchers and others,READ MORE
In our next installment of our Vlog series, Michael Halpern, president and founder of MuniReg LLC discusses a recent situation generating negative headlines (“Homeowner faces city fines after suspected DWI driver damages house”) and optics.READ MORE
The Citizens Research Council of Michigan (not-for-profit public affairs research organization, founded in 1916) recently released a report titled, “Coordinating the Authority and Resources to Remediate Blight”. From the summary; In a nutshell The termREAD MORE
Senate Bill 356 was introduced on February 8th, and was referred to the Housing Committee the following week. According to the Legislative Counsel’s Digest; The bill (titled “Housing: Code Enforcement Incentive Program: Community Code EnforcementREAD MORE
Following up on a January Op-Ed (by Ryan Griffith Bay Area Receivership Group) discussing the benefits of receiverships, MuniReg’s President Michael Halpern discusses the value of a “VPRO”. To view the Op-Ed, please click here.
Baltimore City Council is considering establishing fees for vacant property owners who receive 311 requests against their properties. The ordinance would create a fee structure with increasing fines as more and more substantiated 311 serviceREAD MORE
In what the Pittsburgh Gazette is calling an “unprecedented effort”, “dramatic move” and a “test case”, community groups are pushing in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court to step in under the state’s Abandoned and Blighted Property ConservatorshipREAD MORE
The New Orleans City Council voted to give the police chief authority to shut down nuisance businesses that could be contributing to the city’s crime crisis. The “padlock law provides for a business to beREAD MORE