Vacant Lot Restoration

Vacant lots and abandoned properties are a growing burden in many American cities.  Neglected properties drag down entire neighborhoods by serving as a breeding ground for urban blight.  They create the impression of a community in decline, and contribute to crime, disorder, lower property values and decreased commerce.

Get Growing is seeking a solution in a national initiative, which will follow innovative practices that transform vacant lots.  Through the initiative we seek to train and educate local organizations in practices for vacant lot stabilization.  Full immersion learning strategies will be combined with webinars to apply best practices to communities nationwide.  And technical assistance grants will provide needed funding for pilots as well as dedicated experts to directly address the problem on a local level.