Building a Neighborhood Stabilization Team Effort in Cleveland
Cleveland has also been at the forefront of innovative and effective ways of dealing with vacant properties. Read a great overview of their efforts here.
AmeriCorps Urban Safety Project
The AmeriCorps urban safety project has helped Detroit residents come together to form block clubs and collectively tackle vacant property issues. The following clip from The Bright Side AmeriCorps episode gives more information about how these block clubs are addressing blight issues and the accompanying safety concerns in Detroit.
Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation
The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation is a non-profit community-based organization working to preserve and improve the Grandmont Rosedale Neighborhoods of northwest Detroit. As part of this strategy, GRDC purchases, rehabilitates and sells vacant homes. These neighborhood improvements are one method to preserve local property values and increase community safety. For more strategies to keep your community safe, check out the safety tip sheets published by the GDRC.