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Community Life Improvement Programs

  • Community Partnership Program

    The Community Partnership Program (CPP) loans out tools and supplies to volunteers in community groups, schools, businesses, and residents engaged in cleaning and maintaining their neighborhoods.

  • Graffiti Removal

    In Philadelphia, CLIPS Graffiti Abatement Team is the lead agency responsible for eradicating and containing the spread of graffiti. The program has developed into a rapid response unit.

  • Vacant Lot Program

    The CLIP's Vacant Lot Program was created in 2001 to address the problem of nuisance vacant lots. Since then, tens of millions of pounds of trash and debris have been collected and removed from these lots.

  • Surveillance Camera Program

    The main objective of the Surveillance Camera Program is to provide deterrence to illegal dumping and send a clear message to violators that this activity will not be tolerated in Philadelphia.

Community Service Program

The Community Service Program (CSP) provides a structured program for non-violent offenders (age 16 and up) mandated to complete community service hours.

About Community Life Improvement Programs

Community Life Improvement Programs (CLIP) consists of several programs and agencies dedicated to improving the appearance of neighborhoods throughout the City of Philadelphia through the eradication of blight. These programs are designed to maximize effectiveness and efficiency by creating partnerships with residents and businesses to foster sustainable communities.

Reporting a nuisance property, vacant lot or graffiti vandalism

  • Call 311 and speak with an operator. If calling 311 by cell phone or from outside the city, please call (215) 686-8686.
  • You can also submit online requests for the following: 

    Graffiti removal 
    Clean up supplies

Fiscal Year 2013 CLIP Statistics

  • Graffiti Abatement Team: Over 120,000 properties and street fixtures cleaned.
  • Vacant Lot Program: Over 35,000 vacant lots were inspected with 11,700 cleaned by CLIP crews.
  • Community Service Program: over 2,000 clean-up projects were completed.
  • Community Partnership Program: 685 groups were loaned over 8,000 pieces of equipment for community clean up.
  • 5,081 Tons of trash and debris removed.