Fight Blight Bmore is a campaign of people working together to cultivate safe, green, economically vibrant communities in Baltimore.
People living in neighborhoods with blight are not only losing access to home equity, community history and public sector improvements, they are also being exposed to community-based trauma resulting in long term stress from fear of unsafe property implosion, toxic exposure, and crime.
Fight Blight Bmore is an economic, environmental, and social justice initiative led by the community and informed by data to address the issue of blight. Fight Blight Bmore has three main functions to:
inform individuals about blight and its impact
create a mobile application to identify, report, and analyze blight data
to support the development of real property that is visioned, led, implemented and owned by the community’s existing residents.
The application will give users guidance on identifying blight and provide information on how blight impacts quality of life and community wellness. Additionally, the mobile system will provide an easy-to-use method to document blighted conditions. After the user documents blight, the mobile system will automatically report conditions to the appropriate parties. The application also will allow users to view and use a variety of analytic tools, as well as follow and update reports of blight.
Citizens Policing Project (CPP) will build the bridge necessary to effectively address the public safety issues plaguing our neighborhoods at the root by collaboratively exercising the power and resources we already have within our neighborhoods to identify and confront them.