Leading Conversations on Property Vacancy, Abandonment

Leading Conversations on Property Vacancy, Abandonment


 Brentwood, TN (August 24, 2020)– The Williamson County Association of REALTORS® is engaged in efforts to connect local officials with national policy experts to drive conversations on property vacancy and abandonment prevention. Stabilizing and Revitalizing Neighborhoods in the COVID-19 Era, a multi-part series hosted by the National Association of REALTORS® is bringing together REALTORS® and policymakers from across the country to highlight systems that affect vacancy and abandonment and to discuss early intervention strategies that can be employed in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Tennessee has faced tremendous stress (and economic pressure) as a result of this pandemic, and Williamson County REALTORS®have made it their mission to ensure our community can rebuild and recover as quickly as possible,” said Jordan Vaughn, WCAR Board President. “Nationally, REALTORS® have worked hard to emphasize that a better future in America begins with stable communities and equal access to housing for everyone. We want to carry that same focus and determination into Williamson County and these educational opportunities ensure our members can lead conversations to solve our region’s most complex problems.”

The series is part of NAR’s Transforming Neighborhoods program, which offers REALTORS®– alongside local community partners – the opportunity to comprehensively explore the underlying factors keeping vacant, abandoned and deteriorated properties “stuck” in decline while examining ways to rehabilitate buildings and create more vibrant communities.

Visit this link for registration and other information on the webinar series, which is scheduled as follows:

Code Enforcement – A Tool for Preventing Vacancy and Abandonment
August 25, 2020; 2 p.m. EDT

Transferring Vacant and Abandoned Properties
September 1, 2020; 2 p.m. EDT

Land Banking – Returning Properties to Productive Use
September 8, 2020; 2 p.m. EDT

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