SB 30 Episode 7: Legal Tools in Addressing Blight, with Steve Barlow & Danny Schaffzin

In this week’s show, we sat down with NPI President Steve Barlow and University of Memphis School of Law associate law professor Danny Schaffzin and…

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Legal Tools for Assuring the Quality of Residential Rental Properties

Affordable, quality housing is a basic human need. But access to such housing eludes many families in Memphis and other American communities.   Even where affordable housing…

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SB 30 Episode 3: Addressing Blight, with NPI Partners Steve Barlow of NPI, Janet Boscarino of Clean Memphis

In Episode III, which originally aired on March 17, we invited into the studio NPI partners – Neighborhood Preservation Inc. president Steve Barlow and Clean…

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Nonprofit Land Banks: A Powerful Tool for Strengthening Neighborhoods

It’s obvious to anyone driving through dozens of Memphis’s neighborhoods — Memphis has too many abandoned and vacant properties.  More than 13,000 structures and vacant…

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The International Property Maintenance Code for Memphis

This monthly column is dedicated to explaining in layman’s terms the complex legal issues that are involved in neighborhood revitalization in Memphis.  Of all the legal…

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Amended NPA Is A Game-Changer In Reclaiming Vacant Structures

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LAW CORNER By Steve Barlow & Danny Schaffzin In 2018, the Tennessee Legislature passed amendments to the Tennessee Neighborhood Preservation Act (NPA), found…

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