Beginning in 2016, LISC has worked together with various municipalities across New York State on the “Zombie” and Vacant Properties Remediation and Prevention Initiative. This paper, written by Helene Caloir, the Director of the NY State Housing Stabilization Fund at LISC, includes a brief overview of the Initiative and emerging best practices. You may find more details on the LISC website.
The Intersection of Vacant Properties and Crime Incidence
There has been considerable interest in how foreclosures and vacant properties might cause or encourage crime in their surrounding communities. The following linked papers discuss this topic.
- Can We Curb Crime by Cleaning the Corner? (2021)
- Blight Abatement of Vacant Land and Crime in New Orleans (2018)
- Do Foreclosures Cause Crime? (2012)
- Vacant Properties and Violence in Neighborhoods (2012)