March 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Citing a dire housing situation for low-income renters, Columbus, Ohio is considering its first community land trust. The aim is to create housing alternatives for low-income residents of revitalizing neighborhoods.
November 12, 2018, 11am PST
An economic development professional shares three key takeaways from a recent conference focused on land baking practices.
August 24, 2018, 6am PDT
A state program in New York s provides financial support for investors who adaptively reuse abandoned buildings in post-industrial towns.
January 9, 2018, 12pm PST
Highland Park, Michigan, a former hub of the auto industry, is looking for a massive redevelopment plan to revitalize the city.
June 20, 2017, 10am PDT
A lawsuit, allowed to proceed by a Wayne County judge, reveals some of the difficulties of blight removal.
March 28, 2017, 11am PDT
Not only are suburbs growing, many of the larger, older cities that had reversed decades of population decline, are now losing population, again. The biggest losers: counties with the greatest population densities.
February 20, 2017, 5am PST
The vacant lot program at the Cook County Land Bank Authority recently kicked into high gear—offering a huge number of vacant lots for sale, located around 27 neighborhoods and suburbs in the Chicago region.
June 19, 2016, 9am PDT
St. Louis Public Radio explains the various efforts of the St. Louis Land Reutilization Authority.
April 30, 2016, 9am PDT
The city of Evansville will consider in the coming weeks a proposal to empower its land bank to take title and demolish roughly 200 properties. A recent report paid for by the city only bolsters the argument in favor of the action.
March 26, 2016, 9am PDT
A unique partnership is making it easier to construct and own a home in the Cleveland neighborhood of Ohio City, located in Cleveland..
August 21, 2015, 1pm PDT
Clarifying some of the jargon that drives the land bank process in Cuyahoga County, Ohio reveals the importance and scale of neighborhood stabilization in some parts of the country.
June 4, 2015, 1pm PDT
The former steel town of Lackawanna, in Erie County, New York, is the latest beneficiary of the growing reach of land banks.
November 19, 2014, 8am PST
A recent report collects data from the experience of cities using land banks as a method for addressing vacant and blighted properties.
November 6, 2014, 8am PST
Anna Clark has the scoop about the latest wrinkle in the blockbuster Detroit blight auction: the surprise, mysterious bid for 6,000 parcels if off the table.
October 27, 2014, 9am PDT
Karin Weise reports that an anonymous bidder will pay $3.2 million to purchase 6,000 foreclose homes in Detroit.
October 21, 2014, 6am PDT
Practical lessons and best practices will be helpful in empowering land banks to curb the spread of blight, foreclosures, and abandoned properties.
Center for Community Progress
July 13, 2009, 5am PDT
Abandoned and foreclosed properties are plaguing many cities. Now some are trying to turn the blight into prosperity by creating land banks to hold, remodel or demolish the properties -- and pull in some revenue while they're at it.