The Center for Community Progress will lead an Indiana-focused workshop to equip local stakeholders with a framework for developing a comprehensive strategy for addressing vacant and abandoned housing and other problem properties. Through a combination of presentations and small group exercises, participants will learn how neighborhood conditions can shape revitalization opportunities, how to develop code enforcement programs that respond to neighborhood needs, how to improve rental property conditions, and how receivership and land banking can be effective tools to return properties to productive use. The workshop will also include an Indiana legislative update and review of the key legal and regulatory tools that Indiana stakeholders have at their fingertips to help them address vacant and abandoned housing and other problem property issues.
Participation in last year's Abandoned Housing Strategies 101 course is not required to attend this course. At least one year of experience in addressing abandoned housing is recommended.
As a national leader on solutions for vacant, abandoned, and other problem properties, the Center for Community Progress serves as the leading resource for local, state, and federal policies and best practices that address the full cycle of property revitalization, from blight prevention and strategic code enforcement through the acquisition and management of problem properties to their productive reuse.
This training is underwritten by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.