Land Banks and Community Land Trusts #MockUpLive

Partnering to Provide Equitable Housing Opportunities Now and for Future Generations

Description:

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.

Land banks and community land trusts (CLT) are two entities that, in concert, can help reverse the trajectory of disinvestment and unlock a pipeline of VAD properties to provide much needed quality affordable housing for current and future generations.

Places like Albany, New York; Atlanta, Georgia; and Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio are pioneering models of how these partnerships can support neighborhood stabilization and prevent displacement of vulnerable residents.

Download this report to learn more about:

  1. land banks and CLTs;
  2. promising models and examples of land bank and CLT partnerships from across the country; and
  3. what is needed to evolve and expand land bank and CLT partnerships.

Madison Gharghoury, Development Associate and Special Assistant to the President/CEO

Topic:
Published: May 2022
Region(s):

Related Publications

Other Related Content

Dear Tamaqua October 15, 2021

Photo Credit: Tamaqua Community Arts CenterDear Tamaqua Tamaqua, PennsylvaniaDear Tamaqua…

Community Composting September 9, 2021

Photo Credit: Kompost Kids Inc. Community CompostingKompost Kids Inc. Milwaukee, WisconsinKompost…

The latest tools, resources, and educational opportunities to help you end systemic vacancy, delivered to your inbox.

Get Help

For more information on how Community Progress can help you, check out: our services, or send us a message to request help.