As part of the Development and Resource Management Department of the City of Fresno, the work of community revitalization is performed by the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Team (NRT). This work is limited to qualifying neighborhoods throughout the city and requires quality partnership with many community stakeholders, including residents, landlords, business owners, and community groups, among others. For this reason the City’s community revitalization work incorporates the input of these stakeholders throughout every phase of our process.
Successful revitalization is largely defined by neighborhood stakeholders, but always includes the removal of blight from the neighborhood and ensuring interior living conditions are up to code. Frequently, stakeholders also seek to increase safety, build deeper partnerships with their neighborhood schools, reduce speeding, and many other neighborhood-specific projects.
The NRT currently consists of one manager, four senior housing specialists, two community revitalization specialists, four community revitalization technicians, and two community outreach coordinators.
The City’s Community Revitalization program aims to: