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Below are resources describing programs which achieve significant improvements in neighborhood cleanliness, design and beautification efforts linked to enhanced public safety. These projects involve beautification of vacant spaces; redesign of streetscapes; facade improvement programs and notable community cleanup efforts.


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Publications

Curbing Crime One Street at a Time - Seattle, WA

Partners: HomeSight and the Seattle Police Department 

HomeSight, a Community Development Corporation in Southeast Seattle, is the main partner in the 'Curbing Crime One Street at a Time' project, a strategic effort to increase real and perceived MORE...
 

Edison Weed & Seed Program - Kalamazoo, MI

Partners: Edison Weed & Seed, Neighborhood Assistant Prosecuting Attorney

To respond to increasing crime and blight, the Edison neighborhood in Kalamazoo, Michigan, began working with a Neighborhood Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (NAPA) in 1998 MORE...
 

Highland Park Illegal Dumping Task Force - Detroit, MI

Partners: Operation Weed & Seed and Highland Park Police Department

The City of Highland Park is a 2.96 square mile enclave located within the City of Detroit, Michigan. This once affluent community which was home to Chrysler and Ford, is now operating under MORE...
 

Vernon-Central CSI - Los Angeles, CA

Partners: Dunbar Economic Development Corporation & LA Police Department

Dunbar EDC’s efforts improved public safety in the Vernon-Central neighborhood of South Los Angeles (historically known as “South Central LA”) by creating bridges of trust between police MORE...
 

At Home in Duluth Neighborhood Revitalization - Duluth, MN 

Partners: Neighborhood Housing Services of Duluth, Spirit Valley Citizens’ Neighborhood Development Association & Duluth Police Department

"At Home in Duluth" is a collaborative of non-profit organizations and public agencies pursuing comprehensive community development. Each CDC is accountable  MORE...