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Land Banks

This bundle of resources explores land banks as a tool for developing and preserving permanently affordable housing. Land banks are governmental entities or nonprofit corporations that convert vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties into productive use.

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  • Land banks can be a source of land and property for shared equity and other programs committed to lasting affordability.
  • The stewardship activities associated with lasting affordability can help land banks rest assured that these challenging properties will return to productive use and remain there.

This bundle of resources contains links to three items.

“The Land Bank Information Headquarters” —a set of resources including FAQs, maps, articles, and publications from the Center for Community Progress.

The blog post, “Q: Is a land bank the same thing as a land trust?” from Shelterforce.

The blog post, “Land Banks and Community Land Trusts: Not Synonyms or Antonyms. Complements,” from Shelterforce.


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