Land Banks and Land Banking Partnerships: A Strategy for Long-Term, Equitable Recovery
Date & Time
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Brian Larkin

In the last decade, the number of land banks in the United States has increased to more than 200 across 17 states. Land banks are governmental entities, typically authorized pursuant to state law, that acquire, hold, and steward vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties to support equitable community development outcomes. While land banks are not a silver bullet, they can serve as a powerful tool to advance community-driven goals in support of more equitable, inclusive, resilient neighborhoods. This session will help participants understand the history and unique functions of land banks and evaluate when and if a land bank is the right community fit, with real-world examples of how land banks of various sizes build partnerships to support affordable housing, lift-up racial equity, and address other local priorities.