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Clean & Green 2018

The Land Bank supports innovative community groups and organizations in the cleaning, maintaining, and beautifying of otherwise vacant properties in Genesee County.

Clean & Green has been a program at the Land Bank since 2004. Through the program community groups seasonally maintain concentrated clusters of vacant lots held by the Land Bank. Each group maintains at least 25 lots every three weeks and receives a stipend of at least $3,000. Learn more about how community groups improve the appearance of the neighborhoods and provide jobs for local residents by watching this five-minute video!

Groups are selected to participate in the program through a competitive application process. The Clean & Green program is supported through grant funding. For more information on Clean & Green contact Raynetta Speed, by phone at 810-293-0663 or e-mail the Clean & Green general mailbox cleangreen@thelandbank.org.

Application period is now CLOSED.

2018 Clean & Green Program Results

Land Bank’s Clean & Green partners:

Maintained more than 3,700 vacant properties every three weeks in and around the city of Flint every three weeks.

Completed more than 25,000 vacant property “mowings”

Planted 23 food gardens, flower gardens, trees and pocket parks planted.

Boarded 80 vacant structures using decorative boards painted to mimic doors and windows.

Engaged nearly 1,100 residents including more than 700 youth in improving their neighborhoods.

Contributed to eliminating blight in and around Flint valued at more than $1.25 million.

Clean & Green maintenance reduces crime according to research by the University of Michigan, Youth Violence Prevention Center.  30 percent fewer assaults than street segments with vacant, abandoned lots without community-engaged greening activities and 40 percent fewer violent crimes overall.

2018 Program Description

Signature Greening 2018

Clean & Green End of Season Celebration

 

MISSION

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.

The Land Bank will be closed the following days:

  • Monday, December 24th - Tuesday, December 25th

  • Monday, December 31st - Tuesday, January 1st                                            

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