I. The Preservation Era Arrives, Finally, In Memphis

Part I: The Slums & White Flight PRESERVATION BOARD By Mark Fleischer “We’re late. There’s not much left to save. There has been a great…

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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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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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