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20Nov

How to Fund Land Banks

Share List Shelterforce recently published an article detailing how land banks across the country fund their activities. While many former industrial cities and rural communities have struggled with systemic vacancy and abandonment for decades, the 2008 housing crisis wrecked neighborhoods in virtually every corner of the nation. As local and state officials in urban, suburban,…

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Nov

Strategic Housing Code Enforcement and Public Health

Share List Housing code enforcement—the local government process of administering and enforcing housing codes designed to ensure safe and habitable housing conditions—is one of the primary strategies for connecting and improving our housing and our health. But housing code enforcement is often structured to alleviate immediate safety concerns or easily visible problems rather than to…

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Nov

New Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania Blight Report Released

Share List Fighting blight has been the goal of many communities across Pennsylvania. Now… A new report is looking at ways communities can turn blighted properties into opportunities. A new report released called “Revitalizing Pennsylvania” looks at ways cities across the state have successfully turned around blighted properties and recommends ways others can do the…

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