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The City of Baltimore commissioned the Center for Community Progress to evaluate the City's Vacants to Value (V2V) program and recommend future program directions. The V2V program is a multifaceted strategy to use code enforcement and related tools to reduce the number of vacant properties in the city and put them back into productive use; or, as stated in the City’s Request for Proposals, “to address conditions of blight and abandonment and to help realize Mayor Rawlings Blake’s 10 Year Plan to grow the city by 10,000 households by 2020.” It was designed to be “a market-based and data-driven, geographically focused program that employs seven strategies to eliminate blight and strengthen neighborhoods.”
Contributed By: Center for Community Progress
This ordinance establishes a tax amnesty period for delinquent taxpayers, temporarily waiving late payment fees. This ordinance was implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, it may be utilized regardless of national emergencies, as Richmond, VA, has frequently done to increase compliance by delinquent taxpayers in the reporting and payment of local tax liabilities owed to the City.
Source: City of Richmond
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