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Revitalizing nuisance properties to be explored at Dallas meeting

I have discussed the problem of getting cities to take action on abandoned and derelict properties in low income neighborhoods.  Senator Royce West’s Intergovernmental Relations Committee is working on an initiative to address this problem.

It is thus timely that a conference of the topic is coming up September 20 in Dallas.

Revitalizing Nuisance Properties Summit
Saturday, September 20, 2008

PURPOSE OF SUMMIT:
To consider “best practices” and develop effective ways to turn nuisance properties into productive assets.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Economic and Social Impact of Blighted and Abandoned Homes
  • Strategies to Deal with Nuisance Problems
  • Transforming Blighted Properties into Assets
  • National Best Practices in  Addressing Vacant/Abandoned Properties

TIME: 8:30a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Bill J. Priest Institute, Dallas, TX

PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Theresa Canales, Builders of Hope CDC
Melva Franklin, West Dallas Weed and Seed
Byron Gibson, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson’s Office
Marsha Griggs, Community Prosecutor
Norman Henry, Builders of Hope CDC
Cyndy Lutz, Habitat for Humanity
Judy Mays, University of Texas, Dallas
Regina Nobles, West Dallas Faith Coalition
Heather Way, University of Texas School of Law
Registration info coming soon!

For further information or to be included on the registration invite list, contact Candace Gray at 214-275-7510 or cgray@candacegray.biz or Norman Henry at 214-920-9850 or nhenry@buildersofhopecdc.com

I started my commitment to housing justice for people and communities with low incomes in 1975 in Austin's Clarksville community. These years of working side-by-side with dedicated community leaders to find solutions to housing and community development challenges have taught me some things and I’m learning new things every day.

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