Tools for Preventing, Remediating, and Redeveloping Blighted Properties
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This hour and a half interactive training will focus on some practical approaches for preventing, remediating, and redeveloping blighted properties into productive uses. These approaches have included but are not limited to focused code enforcement strategies, prohibiting bad actors from purchasing properties at tax sales, charging chronic code violators with misdemeanors, permit denial and conservatorship. The role of land banks, redevelopment authorities, non-profit community development corporations and private developers will be discussed. A case study approach featuring projects across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be used.
Financing Options for Redeveloping Blighted Properties
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Part two will discuss funding sources available for the redevelopment of blighted properties. Local, federal, and state funding programs designed to leverage private investment and grow your community's tax base will be discussed in detail. Several detailed case studies will be profiled which illustrate how public and private funding can be blended to successfully accomplish the redevelopment of deteriorated commercial and residential properties. State funding programs discussed will include PHARE, Keystone Communities, Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credits, and Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). Local funding options covered will include Act 152 Demolition Funds, Act 137 Housing Trust Funds, and tax incentives phasing-in taxes on improvements in deteriorated areas. The use of federal CDBG funds for acquisition, rehabilitation and demolition will also be discussed.
These sessions are a must for local municipal officials, economic and community development
professionals, private and non-profit developers, and community stakeholders.
10/22/2020 5:30 PM - 10/29/2020 7:00 PM