Vacancy: Strategies and Tools for Local Governments

Course Overview

Vacancy and blight can wreak havoc on our neighborhoods and local government finances. This course examines the economic, environmental, social, and public health implications of vacancy, with the goal of offering local officials the tools, strategies and funding opportunities to reduce vacancy in their own communities. The course includes case studies and strategies that local governments in New York State have been using to combat blight, including the use of land banks.

This course is 1.5 hours in length.