We are now about half a year in to the 18 month period that counties, states, and municipalities have to commit their NSP 1 dollars. Here in South Florida, we are having mixed results—in some localities, properties are already being purchased for rehab; in others, money has yet to be distributed, and comes with restrictive strings attached. So here’s my question: in other parts of the country and/or on a national scale, what makes the difference between jurisdictions that are successful in using the dollars quickly, and those that are having trouble spending them?

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In Rhode Island, with exception of a small remaining balance for downpayment assistance in Providence, all of our NSP1 has been allocated. I agree with Michael on local government capacity. However, a vision and understanding of what's happening on the ground is critical.

I think there should be more advocacy and agitation if NSP1 funds are languishing. I would use the new materials posted at www.stablecommunities under their Responsible Redevelopment to re-energize folks to get funds out the door and on the streets.

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