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The Power to Stabilize Neighborhoods: Research on the Impact of Policy Interventions on Low-Income and Middle Neighborhoods After a Macroeconomic Shock: A Post-2008 Literature Review

If you are seeking tools to stabilize neighborhoods after the COVID economic downturn, we recommend you take a look at this literature review our partner May 8 Consulting just released.  May 8 brings together critical research by scholars and practitioners defining how tools like demolition, code enforcement, land banks and First Look programs may impact different neighborhood types. 

Watch Center for Community Progress webinar on prioritizing home repair

Prioritizing Repair Support for Financially Struggling Property Owners

April 22, 2021 12:00 – 1:00pm ET | Watch Now

Property maintenance was already a challenge for many low-income homeowners prior to today’s heightened unemployment crisis and rising construction costs. These circumstances amplify the need for communities to create, enhance, and expand necessary programming to assist vulnerable property owners in preserving the quality of their homes. These investments are critical to the health and safety of residents, the financial well-being of homeowners and the prevention of more significant disrepair and vacancy down the road. This webinar will highlight the importance of local leaders prioritizing repair assistance, with a special focus on efforts in the city of Philadelphia to help owners fix up their properties. 


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