Flipping property in a neighborhood not merely
for the purpose of profit, but with
a priority of improving the neighborhood.
One who does this would
be a "benevolent flipper."
Some slumlord offered John $20k for his house, but he sold
it to the city for $17k so it would be a rainwater garden instead of yet another North Minneapolis crack house. It's called "benevolent flipping."
Source: This phrase was used by a guy interviewed on NPR, All Things Considered, in early August, 2008, to describe what