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Redeveloping Blighted Properties - Tools & Financing

Member Rate: $100.00
Non Member Rate: $150.00
PSAB Training Plus Members: $50.00

3 - Continuning Legal Education Credits - for Attorneys, an additional $15.00
When
10/7/2021 - 10/14/2021

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Program


Thursday, 07 October 2021

 
Tools for Preventing, Remediating, and Redeveloping Blighted Properties
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This hour and a half interactive session 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 at properties at tax sales, charging chronic code violators with misdemeanors, permit denial and conservatorship. Also new tools available to communities through recent legislation will be discussed. This includes phasing of real estate taxes on improvements to blighted properties (Act 61 of 2020) and encumbering properties that have been declared unfit for human habitation (Act 101 of 2020).
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.
This course is a must for local municipal officials, economic and community development professionals, private and non-profit developers and community stakeholders.


Financing Options for Redeveloping Blighted Properties
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Part two will focus on 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.
This course is a must for local municipal officials, economic and community development professionals, private and non-profit developers and community stakeholders.
Time
10/7/2021 5:30 PM - 10/14/2021 7:00 PM
10/7/2021 5:30 PM

Are you an attorney needing cotinuning legal education credits? Click here for three credit hours for $15.00.
Time
10/7/2021 5:30 PM - 10/14/2021 7:00 PM
10/7/2021 5:30 PM