Produced by the Center for Community Progress, this toolkit provides resources to help communities improve their built environment. It is divided into four elements: dealing with problem property owners, building stronger neighborhoods, reusing vacant properties, and taking control of and managing problem properties.
Tailor Neighborhood Strategies to Market Conditions
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System published “Putting Data to Work: Data-Driven Approaches to Strengthening Neighborhoods” to highlight successful uses of data in neighborhood revitalization efforts. This tool will prove useful to local leaders who are looking for ways to use data to perform market analyses and address disinvested neighborhoods.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency created this toolkit to share best practices and lessons learned from the Local Foods, Local Places program, which helps communities develop and grow local food systems. Practitioners can use this toolkit to help their community clearly identify its goals, engage stakeholders, and prioritize achievable actions to enact the plan.
This online toolkit from the Grounded Solutions Network provides practitioners with resources to create a successful community land trust. It can help local leaders ask the right questions and form their own roadmaps for success.
An urban revitalization initiative that uses a real-time parcel-level survey and mapping platform to guide its strategic demolition and neighborhood stabilization efforts
Promoting economic and urban development in neighborhood business districts through comprehensive corridor planning, incentive programs, and public management reforms
A technical assistance and low-interest financing program that helps homeowners improve and maintain the physical and economic value of older homes
A city and nonprofit partnership model for neighborhood planning and community development
Promotional and branding program to strengthen the housing market in the Triangle neighborhood of North Winton Village, a target middle neighborhood in Rochester
Pairing basic landscaping and site improvements with maintenance services for the creation of public open spaces on otherwise vacant lots
Supporting long-term residency by providing free architectural designs for owner-occupants seeking to add a half-bathroom to the ground floor of single-bathroom homes