Federal Reserve, REO and Vacant Properties

The Federal Reserve published an article on REO and Vacant Properties, specifically strategies for neighborhood stabilization. Research and commentary were received by nonprofit and municipal practitioners, the Federal Reserve, academic and policy researchers as wellREAD MORE

Charting the Multiple Meanings of Blight

The Vacant Properties Research Network, A project of the Metropolitan Institute at Virginia Tech in collaboration with Econsult Solutions, Inc. produced a national literature review addressing the community impacts of blighted properties. In the hopesREAD MORE

Flexibility in Duluth, MN

The Duluth City Council has amended an ordinance in an attempt to jump-start repairs to abandoned housing throughout the community. The revised ordinance is intended to remove a financial obstacle for people looking to redevelopREAD MORE

GAO Report on “Zombie Foreclosures”

On March 5th, 2021 the US Government Accountability Office released a report titled, “Home Foreclosures Sales: FHA, Rural Housing Service, and VA Could Better Align Program Metrics with Their Missions” Why GAO Did This StudyREAD MORE

Pennsylvania House Bill 372

On February 3rd HB 372 was introduced and referred to the Committee of Urban Affairs. HB 372 is titled “An Act providing for foreclosed property maintenance; imposing powers and duties on the Department of CommunityREAD MORE

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