Strengthening the Houston Land Bank: New Legislative Authority to Support Expanded Neighborhood Priorities and Resiliency in Houston

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In late 2017, the Houston Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority, now known as the Houston Land Bank, approached the Center for Community Progress (Community Progress) seeking guidance on how to better position the Houston Land Bank as an effective, efficient, and equitable partner in local efforts to stabilize and revitalize Houston neighborhoods. The focus was to help identify and develop new legislative and policy tools that would allow the Houston Land Bank to more flexibly address the needs and priorities for land throughout Houston, particularly in neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Harvey as well as decades of disinvestment.