To get a grasp of the extent of the abandoned home problem in Indianapolis, the City of Indianapolis worked with CAP:IC in 2003 to canvass every street in the old city limits of Indianapolis to identify, catalog, photograph, and evaluate the condition of abandoned homes. Working in teams, Ball State students under the supervision of a CAP:IC graduate fellow inventoried more than 8,000 abandoned homes.

In 2007, CAP:IC continued this partnership by working with the Indianapolis Land Bank, established to address the glut of abandoned homes identified in the 2003 inventory, to develop a real estate Web site to market abandoned homes for reuse.

Learn more about the Indy Land Bank.