Vacant Properties Project

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs   (Minneapolis-St. Paul)

May 2011

With assistance from the Pohlad Family Foundation, CURA hired a graduate research assistant to help compile a comprehensive database of vacant properties in North Minneapolis.  Data comes from City registered vacant & boarded buildings, neighborhood windshield surveys, zero water usage data, USPS undeliverable addresses, foreclosures and developer held for rehab info.  The second phase of this project will be developing strategies for addressing the various types of vacancy in order to help stabilize neighborhoods hardest hit by the aftermath of the foreclosure crisis.