Transforming Neighborhoods

The deadline for applications for 2019 trainings was March 15. Please check back periodically for other learning opportunities.

Turn vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties into community assets

When it comes to identifying the right solutions to tackle problems of vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Numerous departments and organizations are involved that do not speak the same language or meet regularly. It is important to bring stakeholders together to learn collectively and develop solutions.

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 your community to help stakeholders pave the way forward.

Benefits and Commitments:

  • NAR will cover the costs of engaging CCP and bringing national experts to your community to conduct the place-based training. CCP will work in partnership with local associations to set an agenda and identify the training best suited for the associations’ jurisdictions. Based on the training agenda CCP will select subject matter experts to conduct the technical training. (A $15,000 value).
  • The REALTOR® association must be able to provide logistical and administrative support required to host a full-day (8 hour) training in 2019. This may include coordinating participant registration, securing adequate event space and audio/visual equipment, and providing refreshments for participants.
  • The REALTOR® association is responsible for expenses related to the event including but not limited to venue rental, catering, marketing, and any additional speakers that are not directly engaged by CCP as technical experts.

Do you think a place-based training is right for your association? Complete the following questionnaire to tell us about your community. The responses will help determine if your association can benefit from a place-based training or other resources from Center for Community Progress.

Questions? Contact Wendy Penn at 202-383-7504.

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.