Vacant, Abandoned, and Deteriorated Properties Training Academy
Center for Community Progress’ VAD Academy is a critical training opportunity for public, private, and nonprofit leaders working to resolve property vacancy, abandonment, and deterioration. Appropriate for communities just beginning to develop a strategy as well as those seeking to strengthen longstanding efforts, this training is unusual in its comprehensive approach. Rather than focusing narrowly on one particular tool or technique, this rigorous, two-day training equips leaders with the ability to understand and influence cross-cutting systems.
What You'll Learn
Through a mix of interactive classroom sessions and discussion-based group exercises, an expert faculty guides VAD Academy students through these topics:
- Using Data to Understand Neighborhood Conditions: Understanding the conditions that shape revitalization opportunities and constraints and how to plan accordingly.
- Property Tax Systems: Reforming tax policies so that they contribute to neighborhood stabilization.
- Strategic Code Enforcement: Developing code enforcement programs that respond to the varying needs and priorities of different neighborhoods.
- Rental Regulation: Developing strategies, including registration and licensing programs, to identify and improve rental property conditions.
- Land Banking: Examining how to use this tool effectively to eliminate properties’ liabilities and return them to productive use.