2011 Land Bank Conference Successful

Approximately ten years ago, Dan Kildee developed the concept of land banks.  In a land bank, public authorities or non-profit organizations take the land title of vacant or abandoned properties and work to redevelop or beautify it to improve the condition of the local community.  Land banks have grown several-fold and according to Kildee, “gives
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Detroit Vacant Property Campaign

The Detroit Vacant Property Campaign (DVPC) is an initiative of Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation and is committed to the revitalization of Detroit.  The DVPC builds a coalition of non-profit organizations, community groups, business leaders, and government officials to more effectively approach the city’s vacant property concerns.  The organization educates homeowners about foreclosures to avoid
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