Blight Reduction Policy
CRP believes murals should be an integral part of any proactive and effective blight reduction strategy.
Public art can help define the identity of the neighborhood and becomes a source of pride for residents.
Murals give people something that they want to maintain. Given the proper support, murals can transform a community without pushing out its long-term residents while raising property values as much as 15-20% without the displacement of gentrification. CRP believes in a holistic strategy to abatement which includes surveys, murals, community clean-up, youth development, education, and block parties. It’s time for a more intelligent, sensible, and effective approach to blight reduction.