“Code Enforcement Through Volunteers”

A recent article in the Dothan Eagle, discusses a new and innovative program in Jackson County FL, to help homeowners who are in violation of the county’s solid waste and nuisance policies but are notREAD MORE

Productive Use Strategies

Non-Profit Partnerships “One strategy in particular is making a resurgence: the reuse of uninhabited and abandoned properties for low-income affordable homeownership.” This quote comes from a recent article in NPQ (Non-Profit Quarterly). The article discussesREAD MORE

Pennsylvania Restore PA Initiative Update

As previously reported, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf has taken an aggressive approach to the fight against blight. Additional information is now available on the Governor’s website. For an overview of the Combatting Blight component, please clickREAD MORE

Looking for the Loophole

A recent article in the Jackson Sun discusses what appears to be efforts by commercial property owners to circumvent a newly enacted ordinance in Jackson TN. A prime example of why strong language and replicatingREAD MORE

Successful “Greening” in Chicago

In a comprehensive report, the Chicago Sun Times focuses on an increasingly popular approach to decreasing violence, often referred to as “greening”. “The city is spending millions to beautify the public spaces where shootings areREAD MORE

Still a Valid Solution

Plywood was a pet peeve of my late father-in-law, Robert Klein. This “temporary” solution often became permanent resulting in the deterioration of individual streets and sometimes entire neighborhoods. This led him to found Secureview andREAD MORE

Permit Denial Ordinance

A recent article in the Morning Call, discusses a new anti-blight ordinance passed in June 2019. Alicia Miller Karner, city director of community and economic development said “the city will be modifying its permit applications,READ MORE

Leveraging Relationships to Address Blight

Recently we posted a report on a local Pennsylvania community partnering with the National Guard to address blight. In Earlington KY, the Mayor, thinking “outside-the-box” and utilizing a long standing relationship is addressing blight atREAD MORE

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