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SSMMA hosts special Housing and Community Development Collaborative meeting

On Nov. 14, the Chicago Southland Housing and Community Development Collaborative meeting will feature a group of housing specialists from the City of Rockford to discuss their approach to targeting problem properties and fighting blight. Rockford’s Legal Director Nicholas Meyer, Assistant City Attorney Matthew Flores, and Building Code Official Nelson Sjostrom will share how, despite not having home rule authority, the City of Rockford’s Legal Department has been using a number of creative tools and tactics to combat the challenge of commercial and residential property vacancies leading to blight. Come learn how your municipality can manage problem properties from this panel who utilized administrative code hearing and court processes to revitalize neighborhoods on the brink of decay.

The meeting takes place on Nov. 14, 9:00 -11:00 a.m. at SSMMA offices, 1906 W 174th St., East Hazel Crest, IL, 60429. Please RSVP here. See the agenda.

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