There were two really interesting programs on NPR last week, both about dealing with abandoned properties. Thank you, Alexis, for sending the links on to PHCA.
The first, Providence Offers Help to Buy Foreclosed Homes, talks about providing low interest loans to home buyers and the second, Group Wants Abandoned Homes Torn Down, discusses a different strategy for dealing withblight.
PHCA has an active Housing Committee. We have just joined the Vacant Properties Working Group that is part of the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group. If you are interested in this issue, we could always use a hand. Please contact PHCA to discuss participating on the committee.