The State of Land Banking 2022

The Center for Community Progress created the National Land Bank Network (NLBN). At the 2022 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference, they provided an overview of what NLBN is, the state of land banks in the UnitedREAD MORE

When Landlords Hide Behind LLCs

A new Shelterforce article discusses the difficulties communities face in to knowing who owns a property due to the increasing numbers of “LLCs”. “This type of hidden ownership is linked to deteriorating housing and a lackREAD MORE

The Vacant Property Resource Hub

Monroe County (NY) has developed a comprehensive web resource titled “The Vacant Property Resource Hub” Following are the list of resources and information available. Help for Homeowners Homeownership Counseling Foreclosure Prevention Wills Estate Planning ForeclosureREAD MORE

Proactivity to Save Lives

St Louis has commenced utilizing firefighters to catalog and categorize vacant and abandoned properties. Fire crews will be asked to spend at least one hour a day surveying vacant buildings and putting them into threeREAD MORE

Let’s Pull Together Initiative

Let’s Pull Together works with local faith-based organizations and major employers’ volunteer groups to enlist their help with homeowners in need with minor code compliance issues. A similar program in Round Rock TX was theREAD MORE

Monessen PA Chooses Carrot over the Stick

Monessen PA is, essentially, giving vacant homes to anyone who is willing to repair them. And two officials overseeing the plan said “it is working.” For more information please click on the following links. LocalREAD MORE

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