A six-month study of abandoned structures in the city of Gary will culminate next week in a community forum. Gary has been working with the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy as part of a Center for Community Progress program designed to broaden the city's blight elimination strategies. February 13, 2015

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GARY, Ind. - A diverse group of community representatives who have a vested interested in Gary's blight elimination will gather at a community educational forum, which represents the formal launch of Gary's six month technical assistance engagement with the Center for Community Progress, a national leader on solutions for vacancy and blight. The forum will take place Wednesday, February 18, 2015 from 2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. at the Genesis Convention Center.

Gary was one of four communities selected nationally by Community Progress to receive support through the spring 2015 Technical Assistance Scholarship Program (TASP). Specifically, Community Progress will assist the City of Gary in the area of data collection and information management (IM), looking at both organizational and departmental IM infrastructure and practices. Representatives will also help identify strategies and solutions for more effective data collection, sharing and analysis as part of a broader, more comprehensive blight prevention strategy.

Source: City of Gary