The Empty House Next Door:
The State of Vacancy in the U.S.
Date: Thursday June 28, 2018
Time: 12 pm – 1 pm
Location: Neighborhood Engagement Hub
The Neighborhood Engagement Hub will be hosting a space for the webinar viewing of The Empty House Next Door: The State of Vacancy in the U.S., which draws from the published Lincoln Institute of Land Policy piece of the same name.
The webinar, created by the Center for Community Progress, will begin at 12 pm and will last for an hour. There will be some time after the webinar for members to discuss the presentation.
As stated on their website,”Vacant, abandoned properties create health and safety risks, drag down property values, and destabilize neighborhoods. They are found in central cities, suburbs and rural areas. When there are many vacant properties in a neighborhood, it can be difficult to see the way forward. Tackling these properties, however, is a critical aspect of community and economic development.
Drawing on a recently released report, this session will use data and visuals to explore trends in vacancy in recent years, including where the challenge is worsening, with a focus on the growth in particularly distressed “hyper-vacant” areas. Translating data into action, the presentation will explore how different communities are attacking their vacant property challenges, and offer suggestions of how they can be adapted to meet other communities’ needs.”
This will be a “brown bag” event so please make sure to bring your lunch! No registration is required for this event.
Thank you for being a part of the Neighborhood Engagement Hub Community and we hope to see you all there!
Neighborhood Engagement Hub Team