NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION, INC.
WE WORK COLLABORATIVELY TO REMOVE SYSTEMATIC BARRIERS TO REVITALIZING MEMPHIS NEIGHBORHOODS
With some 13,000 vacant or blighted properties within the city limits, the scale of the problem – and the opportunity it presents – is immense.
WHAT WE DO
Reduce Blighted Properties
Working with code enforcement officers, local leaders, businesses, and other stakeholders to change the state and local policy, systems, and processes in hopes of reducing number of vacant and abandoned properties.
Improve Neighborhood Health
Housing policy is health policy, increasingly we are looking to find programs and research that acknowledges the overlap. Working with our partners like the Urban Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to complete research like the Health Impact Assessment that link Multi-Family property conditions to health outcomes.
One of our biggest goals is to change the way people view vacant land and buildings, and to co-produce alongside neighborhood residents to bring back empty lands and buildings as community assets.