The KLC Community Development Services (CDS) Toolkits offer step-by-step guidance to help you find your own solutions to city problems. The KLC CDS team has poured their collective 50 years of in-depth, in-city experiences into these resources. They have done the hard work for you. All you have to do is gather the information and fill-in the blanks. In addition, the KLC CDS team is available, whenever needed, by phone or email to answer your questions.
The latest toolkit, Blighted and Abandoned Properties Toolkit, addresses a challenge all cities of all sizes inevitably face. Abandoned, blighted and vacant housing is a difficult problem for communities to fight. Often, removing barriers is not enough to redevelop a neighborhood. Faced with a lack of resources, creative and proven strategies are required to fight against blight and bring properties back to productive use. There are steps all cities can take to address blighted and abandoned properties.