Vacant Building Ordinances
In 2016, the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus partnered with Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI) to release Vacant Building Ordinances: Strategies for Confronting Vacant Building Challenges. In Illinois, there are now more than 100 municipalities with vacant building ordinances – more than twice as many as in 2010. With VBOs flourishing in Illinois and around the country, we have been able to draw on a wealth of experience from municipal officials and staff working on the frontlines to address vacant property challenges. This document features some of the most important lessons they have learned.
Vacant Building Ordinances: Strategies for Confronting Vacant Building Challenges
Appendix 1: Examples of statutory language
Appendix 2: Resources for identifying responsible parties
Appendix 3: Checklist for pursing various types of municipal liens related to property maintenance
If your municipality is interested in attending a future technical assistance workshop relating to vacant building ordinances, please contact the Caucus’ Director of Housing Initiatives, Allison Milld Clements at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 201-4507.