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Because our inventory consists of tax foreclosed
properties, most of the properties we receive are vacant and often blighted.

While many people assume that we own every blighted property in Genesee County, we actually own about one out of every three. In many cases, there is no immediate use or demand for these properties. 

Land Bank crews work hard to remove blight. They mow tall grass and remove trash from all vacant properties in Flint, two-thirds of which are not owned by the Land Bank. Learn more about how the crews improve the appearance of the neighborhoods and provide jobs for local residents by watching this five-minute video!

Update on the Lease-a-lot Program

The Land Bank sales team is experiencing an increased work load due to COVID-19. Because of this, we are placing a hold of our lease-a-lot program including any new lease signings or renewals until we can get caught back up. If you have a current lease agreement in place and it is expiring or due to expire, the Land Bank will assume you are still caring for the property and the lease will remain in effect. In the event a sales interest is reviewed for the property you had leased we will inspect the property to confirm your maintenance.

If you want to lease Land Bank property please still submit your request so the sales team can be aware of your request. When the current situation with COVID has abated the sales team will again be processing lease requests including any that have not already been processed and any new requests we have received. In the interim if you would like to mow a Land Bank lot to keep blight at bay you can simply fill out a release of liability for that property and mail it into the Land Bank. While this does not mean you have an agreement with the Land Bank to use this property as you would with a lease, it will give you the ability to go onto the property for property maintenance needs.  Click here for the Release of Liability Form.

Please submit your Release of Liability form back by mail to:  Genesee County Land Bank, 452 S Saginaw St, Floor 2, Flint, MI 48502, OR by Email at:, OR use the locked drop box in our lobby. 


The Land Bank's mission is to restore value to the community by acquiring, developing and selling vacant and abandoned properties in cooperation with stakeholders who value responsible land ownership.



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452 S. Saginaw Street, 2nd Floor
Flint, Michigan 48502

PHONE: 810.257.3088
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