Prevention focuses on the early signs of neighborhood destabilization such as property maintenance issues. This includes assistance to homeowners so they are able to keep and maintain their homes for a longer period of time. The goal is to prevent abandonment and deterioration of the building.
Remove Barriers addresses the issue of vacant and deteriorated buildings. These BAD (blighted, abandoned, and dilapidated) buildings become barriers to revitalization efforts and must be repaired or removed so that new homes or businesses can be developed. To address this complex issue, the City engages in a variety of actions including enforcement of property maintenance code. See information about our Vacant Building Registry.