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Enhancing Communities.

The WVU BAD (Brownfields, Abandoned, Dilapidated) Buildings Program is a statewide initiative of the Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center to provide communities with a step-by-step process, technical assistance, and site analysis tools to develop or enhance local abandoned and dilapidated buildings revitalization efforts. The program helps communities address barriers to identifying, prioritizing, and redeveloping BAD Buildings.
In 2017, based on significant interest and potential for growth, the BAD Buildings program rebranded as WVUBAD Buildings to embrace its home at West Virginia’s flagship university and to affirm its leadership in the field addressing abandoned and dilapidated buildings in rural communities. WVU BAD Buildings continues the strong work at the community level and is now better positioned for growth and strong partnership development as an action and thought leader on this critical issue.



Tools to manage a problem property or mobilize your community to prevent blight, get funding for your project, learn about the BAD Buildings program, and learn how to fight blight.

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Blight: Quick Facts

Blight is the process through which a previously functioning city, or part of a city, falls into disrepair. Learn the negative impacts of blight.

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Abandoned Properties Coalition

Learn more about the Abandoned Properties Coalition, its steering committee and bylaws, or check out our calendar of events.

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