Vacant and Abandoned Property Strategies
Louisville Metro Government employs multiple strategies to address vacant and abandoned properties (VAPs). Some of those strategies are designed to address the property’s condition alone, while others work to transition VAPs out of its abandoned state. Often, multiple strategies are implemented simultaneously.
Various departments, including Codes & Regulations and Develop Louisville’s Office of Community Development, work in tandem to determine the most effective strategies to resolve problematic VAPs. The table below provides additional information about these strategies, as well as whether the specific strategy will result in an ownership change.
|Strategy||What is the end goal of this strategy?||Will this strategy result in an ownership change?|
Reduce number of building entries
Reduce fire risk
Return property to productive use
Promote affordable housing
Return property to productive use for public/community benefit
*Properties that are stabilized could possibly move to foreclosure; foreclosure will then force the change of ownership.