Leveraging Relationships to Address Blight – Part Two

In August 2019 we highlighted creative out-of-the-box solutions to address blight. A recent article discussing a new “tag-team” in Columbiana County OH focused on blight, discusses some of the challenges with tax delinquent properties, especiallyREAD MORE

Nuisance Incidents vs Arrests

A recent article from Newsday discusses a recent change in Oyster Bay, NY Oyster Bay expands nuisance law on boarding up homes The Town of Oyster Bay has expanded its powers to board up houses underREAD MORE

Connecting the Dots

MuniReg has advocated registries as a tool not just to address blight but also to prevent future occurrences. A recent report on a collaboration between Hudson County executives and The Waterfront Project, Inc. shines aREAD MORE

NYS A.6976 and S.4190 Proposed Zombie Property Legislation

Following attempts in the 2017-2018 session (S7693, A11075) Assemblymember Monica Wallace and State Senator Tim Kennedy have announced legislation (A.6976 and S.4190) that requires mortgage servicers to list names and phone numbers during foreclosure proceedings, givingREAD MORE

Oswego NY Anti-Blight Initiatives

A recent article by NNY360 (Watertown Daily Times) profiles two interesting initiatives to address blight in Oswego. The Nuisance Abatement Ordinance, while appearing to be in-line with other communities regulations, does include a proposal fromREAD MORE

Flooding Risk to your Community

In an in-depth report, USA Today discusses new research that shows significant deficiencies with the Federal governments flood maps. Residents of coastal states and communities have long been wary of flooding, however the new researchREAD MORE

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