Turn vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties into community assets
In many communities, vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties pose serious problems – and solving them requires coordinated efforts from many stakeholders. REALTORS® along with local government, nonprofits, philanthropy, residents, anchor institutions, the private sector, and others all have roles to play in equitable community revitalization.
Through Transforming Neighborhoods, the National Association of REALTORS ® is pleased to collaborate with the Center for Community Progress (CCP) to conduct place-based trainings to help REALTORS® address problem properties and create vibrant communities. A place-based training brings national expertise to a community to help stakeholders pave the way forward. When REALTORS® learn and develop skills alongside other stakeholders, experience and knowledge is shared and can support effective, equitable revitalization strategies.
NAR and CCP selected five associations though an application process to hold a training during 2019. Each training was a blend of presentations, interactive discussions, small group activities, and hands-on learning.
Training opportunities will be available in 2020. Check back here periodically for updates and information on how to apply.
This was the most significant, meaningful and successful activity in the most important role that we fulfill as a REALTOR® association in over 23 years that I have been a member.Bob Bustamante, Associate Broker, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
By far the most impactful part of the session (for me) was getting REALTORS®, government officials, community leaders, profit and non-profit organizations ALL in one room learning together with a united goal of collaborating to revitalize our communities.Adrienne Abe Wagner, RAWIM Governance Chair
About our partner:
The mission for the Center for Community Progress is to foster strong, equitable communities where vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties are transformed into assets for neighbors and neighborhoods. Founded in 2010, Community Progress is the leading national, nonprofit resource for urban, suburban, and rural communities seeking to address the full cycle of property revitalization. The organization fulfills its mission by nurturing strong leadership and supporting systemic reforms.
Questions? Contact Wendy Penn at 202-383-7504.