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Rockford IT Department outsources data cleaning & mapping to tackle blight
As Rockford’s population grew, so did the need to address the city’s urban decay. As a first step, the city set out to define and better understand pr...
30 Thousand USD
Community and Economic Development Department
Sustainable Building Practices Transformed a Brownfield into Green Housing in Oakland, CA
With a former industrial neighborhood becoming a residential hub, a former paint factory brownfield was safely redeveloped into sustainably designed h...
5 Million USD
Blight Reduction Program Incentivizes Community and Avoids Legal Action Towards Property Owners
Baldwin County created clear and attainable procedures in their Blight Reduction Program to motivate homeowners to demolish or renovate over 300 dilap...
Zero Upfront Cost
Mt Vernon, NY
Mount Vernon uses data to fight “zombie” homes and blight
Mount Vernon was hit hard by the financial crisis of 2007, leaving abandoned properties and ‘zombie’ homes sprinkled throughout the city. Without prop...
City Attorney, Code Enforcement, City Manager's Office
Measuring & Translating the Impact of Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Programs
Jackson, Michigan has experienced population decline and associated property vacancy, blight and abandonment that was punctuated by the Great Recessio...
50 Thousand USD
City of Jackson
Kansas City, MO
Improving Quality of Life with Better Data & Citizen Engagement
Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas - like other Midwestern communities - has seen a lot of disinvestment over the past 30 years. In an effort to...
25 Thousand USD
Melissa Sieben, Assistant County Administrator