Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual

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A collaborative of nonprofit organizations, including Center for Community Progress, released the comprehensive Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual to guide stakeholders through the process of creating new – and working with existing – land bank authorities. The Georgia Land Bank Resource Manual includes the history of land banking in Georgia, key statutes, and considerations for land bank operations. The bulk of the Resource Manual, however, consists of legal templates to directly aid implementation, including intergovernmental contracts, administrative policies, a land bank depository agreement, and a tax extinguishment resolution. These templates will help new land banks get off the ground and help existing land banks begin to operate under the new 2012 Georgia Land Bank Act.