Free Demolitions? Think Outside the Box

Demolitions, such a critical component of a blight mitigation strategy, often come with a hefty price tag. Creative approaches are often necessary. Previously we have discussed communities that have utilized the National Guard for theirREAD MORE

SB 60 signed by Florida Governor

SB 60 addressing the issue of anonymous code enforcement complaints has been signed by Governor DeSantis in Florida on June 29, 2021. Following is a summary of the bill by the Florida Senate Community AffairsREAD MORE

GAO COVID-19 Housing Protections

In its most recent report on housing, the GAO analysis of the National Mortgage Database showed mortgage forbearance and other Federal efforts have reduced default and foreclosure risks. For more information, please click here. WhyREAD MORE

Money Well Spent – Land Banks

A recent study by Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business demonstrates a solid ROI. $21 million utilized to demolish abandoned homes, rehabilitate others and spruce up abandoned lots across Mahoning County (Ohio) returned $33.2READ MORE

Stipends for Property Maintenance

Instead of relying on lawn maintenance companies, the Genesee County Land Bank are hiring community block-clubs, schools, churches, neighborhood associations, and local non-profits to clean and maintain their own neighborhoods “We have actually 10 newREAD MORE

Pennsylvania HB 264 Passes House

This legislation would amend the Real Estate Tax Sale Law in regard to registration requirements in order to bid at a tax sale. Name, address and telephone number will be required of every applicant, includingREAD MORE

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