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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County, Other
State(s) All States
Source The Center for Community Progress
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing, Public Spaces
If America's cities and towns are to realize their greatest potential as welcoming places that drive the American economy, they must be able to repurpose their vacant, abandoned and foreclosed properties that diminish the sense of community among neighbors, erase the value of lifelong...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety
This report discusses the foreclosure situation in Ohio, highlighting that foreclosure rates still exceed pre-recession levels. It recommends continuing efforts to combat foreclosure, and emphasizes the effectiveness of foreclosure counseling, funding the demolishing of blighted homes,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) New York
Source New York Law Journal
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Health
In 2018, New York State enacted a Drug Take Back Act in response to environmental and public health concerns about improper disposal of unused drugs. Another enactment gave the Department of Health greater discretion in enforcement actions against landlords that do not take adequate...

Type Resolution
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source City of Madison
Policy Areas Public Spaces
This Resolution authorizes the creation of the City of Madison Land Bank and approves the City of Madison Land Banking Fund. The Land Banking Fund's policy, attached to this document, establishes guidelines to inform how real estate will be acquired and how uses of acquired property...

Type Ordinance
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Pennsylvania
Source Philadelphia City Council
Policy Areas Community Development, Housing, Public Spaces
This bill authorizes the creation of a land bank, tasked with accumulating underutilized or vacant property around the city, and restoring it so that it can be used productively. Under this bill, the land bank is authorized to acquire property through donation, gift, purchase or any...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Civil Rights, Community Development, Housing
A historical legacy of displacement and exclusion, rooted in racism and discriminatory public policy, has restricted access and shaped ownership dynamics to land and housing, particularly for people of color and low-income communities. Today, communities across the country are facing...

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