Progress in Community, Excellence in Diversity: A Georgia Association of Land Bank Authorities Publication

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Georgia communities have quietly utilized a powerful, nimble tool to fight back one property at a time: land banks. Land banks, which acquire vacant, abandoned, taxdelinquent, and deteriorated properties and return them to productive uses, are Georgia’s most underutilized, and under-resourced community stabilization tool. Georgia’s 23 land banks, representing 23 counties and 30 cities and towns, have been turning vacant
spaces into vibrant places since the creation of the first land bank in the state in 1991.