The Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP) is the only national conference dedicated to the prevention and revitalization of property vacancy and abandonment. It attracts approximately 1,000 public, private, and community leaders.

RVP is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for journalists to tap into leading national expertise and stories from across the country. Members of the media are welcomed at the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference at no charge.

Journalists can register here, noting in the system that they are a member of the media.

Limited spots for the media will be reserved on mobile workshops, which will take participants out into Baltimore’s neighborhoods to experience the City firsthand, but journalists are encouraged to register early to ensure their spot on the tour of their choice.

We’re here to help you connect to the topics and interviews that will be the most helpful for your work. Media requests and inquiries should be directed to: Chelsea A. Allinger, Director of Communications, at or (877) 542-4842 ext. 153.

Press Release

National Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference Comes to Baltimore in 2016 (September 10, 2015)


The hashtag for Reclaiming Vacant Properties 2016 is #RVP2016

2015 Conference Media Highlights (Held in Detroit, Michigan)

Why Cities Need to Get Smarter About Property Taxes,” Next City, Anna Clark, May 19, 2015.
Experts choose Detroit to talk about vacant land issues,” Detroit Free Press, May 19, 2015.
City officials seek blight reform ideas at national conference,” Evansville Courier & Press, Thomas Langhorne, May 16, 2015.

Photo Gallery

All Photos – Credit: AJ Photography. Taken at the 2015 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference in Detroit, MI 

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