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  • 13 Spring-Themed Activities for Building Community and Curb Appeal

    13 Spring-Themed Activities for Building Community and Curb Appeal

    Read on for some warm-weather friendly tips and ideas for beautifying your neighborhood and bringing together community members. Try one of these events this spring!

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  • Blog: Four Tips for Overcoming a Neighborhood Smear Campaign

    Blog: Four Tips for Overcoming a Neighborhood Smear Campaign

    Communities can become the victims of split perceptions– outsiders see the bad while insiders know the positive. So what do you do when your neighborhood’s negative persona gains media attention?

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  • Quick Look: Reinventing Older Communities Conference

    Quick Look: Reinventing Older Communities Conference

    Learn about this upcoming national community development conference that explores how communities can grow and strengthen their economies by creating opportunities for all residents.

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  • Blog: Are There Zombies In Your Neighborhood

    Blog: Are There Zombies In Your Neighborhood

    New remedies could be forthcoming to deal with zombie properties – those for which a bank has filed a foreclosure notice, but not actually carried through with a foreclosure action.

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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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  • Beyond Stabilization

    Beyond Stabilization

    Content created to help you think about whether and how your organization could engage in broader revitalization planning work.

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  • Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Strategies

    Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Strategies

    All about NSP, with case studies, custom resources for nonprofits, and links.

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  • REO Strategies

    REO Strategies

    Everything about Real Estate Owned (REO) and other vacant property: finding it, acquiring it, rehabbing it, moving it to positive use.

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  • Designing a Place-Based Plan for Stabilization

    Designing a Place-Based Plan for Stabilization

    This section of the website describes eight steps that will lead to a plan for stabilizing a targeted neighborhood impacted by foreclosure.

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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.