Wonderful report by Greater Ohio Policy Center titled “Misconceptions About Vacant Property Registries”.

Specifically, the report discusses;

  • What is a VPRO (Vacant Property Registration Ordinances)?
  • VPRO three main objectives
  • Benefits of a VPRO
    • Self sustaining program
    • Increased safety for first responders
    • Protects property owners who maintain their properties
  • Common misconceptions about VPROs
    • a registry is financially onerous
    • VPROs discourage firms from investing and lending.
    • VPROs trample private property rights
  • Non-compliance
  • Flexibility to structure to a community’s needs
  • Various good practices

Misconceptions About Vacant Property Registries