From Liability to Viability

A Legal Toolkit to Address Neglected Properties in West Virginia 

The From Liability to Viability Toolkit presents effective legal tools currently available to help local governments in West Virginia convert dilapidated properties to productive use.

As many as 1 in 16 properties in West Virginia are vacant or abandoned. Neglected properties deter economic development, increase crime, and create safety hazards. At the same time, neglected properties represent an opportunity for community revitalization. The quantity of dilapidated properties can seem overwhelming, but West Virginia communities are sharing and developing innovative strategies to successfully tackle these problem properties. In order to further enable revitalization efforts, this toolkit details legal strategies to address neglected properties. 

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