Corey Rossi

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Poverty/Income Inequality, Data/Demographics/History


An effective housing strategy must incorporate efficient disposition of city-owned property. A successful disposition program should include a marketing campaign that facilitates the transfer of city-owned property to productive use. Last year, the City of Buffalo initiated a marketing program that assisted in the sale of 125 homes. A major component of this marketing program was a catalog of City-owned homes. The City distributed the catalog to local nonprofits, community organizations, neighborhood block clubs, and posted it on the City’s website. Every home featured in the catalog was sold. The City is in the process of producing a 2008 catalog and anticipates that this year’s catalog will be available by the middle of May.