The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience

There are a lot of abandoned buildings around here, a few every couple blocks. And yet I’m still living in a shelter.  I might be there for up to a year. I can’t live with my mom anymore; my mom has five kids at home… plus me and my son made seven. And she’s struggling herself.  We barely had food. We had a fridge full of food maybe one week out of a month.

Empty Lots

Empty lots are parcels of property with no housing or other structure are often a sign of urban neighborhoods in decline, without sufficient economic resources to sustain them.  In many poor neighborhoods, empty lots become places where illegal activity can take place, trash gets disposed of, and in other ways is an eyesore for the neighborhood.

Current Issue

Land bank legislation is forthcoming - Potential solution that allows community organizations and other individuals invested in community improvement to make use of the 40,000+ abandoned lots in the city.


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