Good program design is essential. It makes interventions like land banks, code enforcement, and demolition more responsive to local needs and helps ensure equitable, effective stabilization of low-income and middle neighborhoods. Showcasing brand new research on program design, this session will provide practical guidance for how to: (1) identify which neighborhoods will benefit most from available funds, (2) design programs that use those funds strategically, and (3) collect data to evaluate and refine programs in the future. We’ll focus on how to provide the types of services that benefit not just individual recipients, but the larger community as well. We’ll hear from a practitioner, Christa Stoneham, CEO and President of the Houston Land Bank, about practical considerations for applying research in program design.