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The Vacant and Abandoned Houses Task Force Releases Report

Task Force have presented their findings and recommendations to the City Council

In September 2017, the Albuquerque City Council adopted R-17-230, which created a seven member task force to explore options and make recommendations for addressing vacant and abandoned houses within the City of Albuquerque.

The Task Force, comprised of City staff from Code Enforcement, Family and Community Services, Legal Department, Council Services, Mayor's Office, two community members, and one planning consultant (Consensus Planning), was asked to explore alternative methods of addressing vacant and abandoned houses that would ultimately help reduce property crime and better leverage City resources.

Read the Task Force's full report.

The Task Force held eight meetings starting on October 25, 2017. Two of the meetings included conference calls - one with the Philadelphia Land Bank and one with the Center for Community Progress, a national non-profit organization that provides technical assistance to communities grappling with transforming blighted, vacant, and other problem properties back into productive use to support neighborhood vitality.