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  • Business Districts and Neighborhood Revitalization

    Business Districts and Neighborhood Revitalization

    Business improvement districts (BID's) have been around for more than 40 years, and hundreds of cities and neighborhoods across the country have adopted them as a way to strengthen and grow commercial corridors. Read on to help you determine whether a BID would be useful for your community.

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  • Making Your Neighborhood Bike-Friendly

    Making Your Neighborhood Bike-Friendly

    Since bicycling is becoming increasingly popular and many neighborhoods are interested in diversifying and improving transportation options, Stabilize wanted to share a number of ways communities can make their streets safer and more welcoming to cyclists.

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  • Exploring the Past to Fix the Future

    Exploring the Past to Fix the Future

    During the Forum on Rebuilding Markets that took place this past May, New Jersey Community Capital discussed their block-by-block efforts to analyze market trends in the City of Newark. This data is now comprehensively chronicled in a recently published report called "Measuring the State of Newark’s Neighborhoods."

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  • Trees!  A real advantage in neighborhood revitalization

    Trees! A real advantage in neighborhood revitalization

    A research report featured in the Wall Street Journal makes a case for the value of street trees on neighborhoods in concrete dollar terms. Findings suggest a positive impact on sales prices and time on the market for homes located along tree-lined streets.

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  • Neighborhood Marketing Program – NeighborWorks Umpqua

    Neighborhood Marketing Program – NeighborWorks Umpqua

    Mickey Beach, the chief operating officer of NeighborWorks Umpqua, wrote an article for his local paper that talks about being chosen to participate in Round II of the Neighborhood Marketing Program, the goals he hopes the campaign will help them achieve, and the progress they have made so far.

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  • Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Signage – A Cost-Effective Approach to Promoting Walkability and More

    Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Signage – A Cost-Effective Approach to Promoting Walkability and More

    Advocates for more pedestrian-friendly communities have come up with a clever and economical way to promote walkability -- pedestrian signage that communicates the distance in minutes to popular neighborhood attractions.

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  • Vacancy Alert: What to Do with Empty Commercial Space?

    Vacancy Alert: What to Do with Empty Commercial Space?

    The Greater Ohio Policy Center has published a comprehensive guidebook that provides useful advice and tools for revitalizing vacant commercial properties, and aligning reuse plans with local and regional economic development strategies.

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  • Watch Our NEW Neighborhood Marketing Program Video

    Watch Our NEW Neighborhood Marketing Program Video

    The video highlights the work of three Neighborhood Marketing Program participants and their work to change external perceptions and bolster resident confidence in their neighborhoods.

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  • Find Grant Opportunities on Our Events Page!

    Find Grant Opportunities on Our Events Page!

    In an effort to make our site into a clearinghouse for the best resources from the community stabilization field, we have added grant opportunities to our events page!

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Designing a Place-Based Plan for StabilizationLearn about a logical series of steps in designing a place-based plan for stabilization, including strategic partnerships, market analysis, eight categories of stabilization strategies, and more.

Beyond Stabilization: Strategies for Sustainable CommunitiesAll communities impacted by foreclosures also have a unique opportunity, in the midst of crisis, to rethink what they want to become over the long term and establish new directions. Learn about comprehensive planning here.

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) StrategiesThe NSP program is the centerpiece of funding for many stabilization responses. Learn about NSP and how others are using it effectively here.

PolicyStabilization responses must include strategies to reshape policy at the local, state and national level to effect real change. Learn about these approaches here.

TrainingMany new and exciting training opportunities are available to help practitioners and policymakers craft and deliver effective stabilization strategies. Learn about classroom and online training here.