Land Banks and Community Land Trusts: Partnering to Provide Equitable Housing Opportunities Now and for Future Generations

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Across the country, communities are still struggling with inventories of properties that are causing harm – properties that are vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated (VAD).i Many of these properties are underwater in value – meaning the amount of delinquent taxes, liens, and other liabilities are more than what the property is worth. Often times these properties serve as remnants of a troubling and intentional history of racist policies that continue to disparately impact Black communities and concentrate poverty.