In a new study, Karen Black with May 8 Consulting Research “summarizes the existing research about the effectiveness of certain policy interventions to help stabilize low- and moderate-income neighborhoods after a macroeconomic shock. This document is designed to help practitioners design and implement evidence-based neighborhood stabilization and revitalization policies.”

The following interventions are explored:

  • Code Enforcement
  • Counseling for Foreclosure Prevention
  • Demolition of Residential Distressed Properties
  • First Look Programs
  • Foreclosure Mitigation Programs
  • Greening Vacant Lots
  • Land Banks and Alternatives to Tax Sale Auctions
  • Multi-Pronged Investment Strategies
  • Scattered Site Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation
  • Significant Targeted Neighborhood Investment
  • Access to Credit
  • Community Land Trusts
  • Sideyard Purchase Program
  • Tax Policies

To access the research, please click here.