Sept. 4: Blight Reduction Program application assistance workshop
If you plan to apply and would like to review the application or if you would like help getting started, please join us!
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The Blight Reduction Program (BRP) was created in 2014 to decrease preventable foreclosure and stabilize neighborhoods by supporting Illinois units of government and their Not-For-Profit Partners as they target blighted, vacant residential properties in specific communities for demolition, greening and eventual reuse, or redevelopment. BRP complements the state-funded Abandoned Property Program by reducing blight for the end purpose of land reuse, repurposing and/or redevelopment that benefits the surrounding residential community and helps reduce foreclosure.
Blight Reduction Program Workshop Follow-up Links
Thank you to those of you who attended our Blight Reduction Program Workshop! Below you will find the links and resources discussed at the meeting. Please feel free to email me with any questions.
Village of Park Forest Sample Application: http://ssmma.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/BRPApplication-Park-Forest.pdf
BRP Website: http://www.ihda.org/government/BRP.htm
EPA Residential Demo Main Page: http://www2.epa.gov/large-scale-residential-demolition
EPA Road to Reuse Residential Demo Toolkit: http://www2.epa.gov/large-scale-residential-demolition/road-reuse-residential-demolition-bid-specification-development
Cook County Sheriff RENEW program contact: Willie Winters firstname.lastname@example.org
If you plan on applying with SSLBDA as the primary non-profit partner, please notify Russ or Tselane by Friday, September 11 and have a complete draft of your application to them by Friday, September 18.