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Revitalize Blighted Properties With Land Banks

Drive housing stabilization, revitalization and economic growth in your community with best practices for land bank programs.

Blighted, vacant and abandoned properties bring down the values of surrounding properties and threaten the stability of neighborhoods. A land bank authority can serve as a vital tool to help stabilize neighborhoods and find solutions to put these properties back into productive use. The key to success is applying the strengths of a land bank with planning and redevelopment tools in a public-private partnership. Attend this ondemand webinar and learn about the tools and techniques that you can use to get on the road to success with land bank programs in your community.

Runtime: 89 minutes
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What Is a Land Bank?

  • What Is the Purpose and Structure of a Land Bank Authority?
  • What Is the Role of State Enabling Legislation for Land Bank Authority Powers?
  • What Is the Difference Between a Land Bank and Redevelopment Authority?

How a County and City Can Deploy the Powers of a Land Bank to Strategically Stabilize Properties

  • Acquire Blighted Tax and Distressed Properties via Tax Foreclosure, Inter-Governmental Conveyances and Private Purchases
  • Clear Title
  • Mow Lawns, Clear Brush and Shovel Snow
  • Facilitate More Strategic Code Enforcement
  • Manage Site Preparation for Redevelopment Including Brownfield Remediation
  • Assemble Properties for Strategic Redevelopment
  • Participate in Equity Partnerships With Developers and Business and/or Institutional Operators
  • Facilitate Side Lot Dispositions to Adjacent Property Owners
  • Serve as a Public Purpose Developer Where No Capacity or Interest Exists
  • Raise Development Capital

Examples of Successful Land Banks and What Factors Facilitate Their Success

  • Cuyahoga County Land Bank
  • Genesee County Land Bank
  • Ingham County Land Bank
  • Greater Syracuse County Land Bank

Is a Land Bank the Right Strategy for Your Community?

  • Criteria to Determine of a Land Bank Make Sense for Your Community
  • Key Market, Capacity, Financial and Political Issues to Address to Position a Successful Land Bank for Your Community
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This course was last revised on October 7, 2014.

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John Kromer

University Of Pennsylvania

  • Housing and development consultant who holds a position as a senior research consultant with the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government
  • His consulting practice focuses on strategic planning, public agency capacity building, and program and policy development for urban communities and metropolitan regions
  • Within the past five years, he has been a key participant in the design and implementation of state-authorized economic recovery plans for the cities of Camden, NJ, Reading, PA, and Altoona, PA
  • Through consulting assignments with the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, developed training materials and conducted information sessions for statewide audiences consisting of government administrators and managers, institutional and business leaders, and nonprofit and civic organization board and staff members, on topics such as the acquisition and reuse of vacant properties, the organization of land bank authorities, and the use of court-ordered conservatorship as a remedy for placing neglected properties under the control of responsible developers
  • Recent clients include the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Prince George’s County (MD) Office of Audits and Investigations, Rutgers Camden Center for Urban Research and Education, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Downtown Raleigh (NC) Alliance, the Wyomissing (PA) Foundation, the Center for Community Progress, and others
  • Wrote, Fixing Broken Cities: The Implementation of Urban Reinvestment Strategies (Routledge, 2010) and Neighborhood Recovery: Reinvestment Policy for the New Hometown (Rutgers University Press, 2002)
Jeremey Newberg

Jeremey Newberg

Capital Access, Inc.

  • Founder and C.E.O. of Capital Access, Inc.
  • Established Capital Access, Inc. in 1995 to help local governments and community organizations find solutions to revitalize urban areas and restore neighborhood markets
  • Has more than 25 years of experience in the field of community development and neighborhood revitalization
  • Developed the vision, strategy and implementation plan that resulted in a $223 million grant for the Michigan Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP2) Consortium
  • Since 2000, deployed by HUD to states, counties and cities for technical assistance in CDBG, HOME and Neighborhood Stabilization programs
  • Currently managing $80 million acquisition for redevelopment program for New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery for property owners who suffered damage from Super Storm Sandy
  • Selected as one of the “40 Under 40” emerging leaders by the Philadelphia Business Journal
  • B.A. degree, Washington University in St. Louis. and completed Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in San Francisco, California
  • Can be contacted at 215-551-2000 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 392545
Published 2014
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