Money Well Spent – Land Banks

A recent study by Youngstown State University Williamson College of Business demonstrates a solid ROI. $21 million utilized to demolish abandoned homes, rehabilitate others and spruce up abandoned lots across Mahoning County (Ohio) returned $33.2READ MORE

Stipends for Property Maintenance

Instead of relying on lawn maintenance companies, the Genesee County Land Bank are hiring community block-clubs, schools, churches, neighborhood associations, and local non-profits to clean and maintain their own neighborhoods “We have actually 10 newREAD MORE

Pennsylvania HB 264 Passes House

This legislation would amend the Real Estate Tax Sale Law in regard to registration requirements in order to bid at a tax sale. Name, address and telephone number will be required of every applicant, includingREAD MORE

Stick or Stick?

In a recent article, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discusses varying approaches between non-profits In Milwaukee WI, and Youngstown OH but also their common denominator” both are willing to publicly shame property owners.”   For moreREAD MORE

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