The Second Chance Market: How A Once Start-Up Receivership Program is Helping Rebuild the City of Baltimore

By Fadi Assaf  In a crowded room at a Radisson Inn in North Baltimore, an auctioneer stands in front of a podium and waits for…

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“In The Absence” Pigeon Roost Filmmakers Discuss Blight & ‘Shadow Investors’

Mark Fleischer: Benjamin Rednour and Jordan Danelz of Pigeon Roost films (pigeonroost.co) have been for the last couple years working with Neighborhood Preservation, Inc. on…

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SB 30 Episode 11: Documenting Blight – Benjamin Rednour and Jordan Danelz of Pigeon Roost productions

For this week’s show, we sat down with the men behind the 9-part documentary series “In The Absence.” We talked about their perspectives on getting…

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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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Top 10 Code Violators Map | EXPLAINED

WHOThe Memphis Blight Elimination Steering Team is comprised of 30+ non-profits, governmental, and private organizations committed to eliminating the high concentration of blighted properties in…

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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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