The Land Bank’s property maintenance program addresses blight in Genesee County.
There are about 20,000 blighted properties in Flint and about 2,000 more in neighboring communities. While many people assume that the Land Bank owns every blighted property, we actually own about one out of every three. The Land Bank employs property maintenance supervisors and seasonal crews to address blight. Maintenance crews inspect newly tax-foreclosed properties in Genesee County during the spring and summer of each year. Our crews board and secure abandoned buildings and lightly renovate houses in good or fair condition*. Our crews also seasonally mow grass and remove garbage on blighted properties in Genesee County and throughout the City of Flint.
If you know of a blighted property that needs attention click here to see if the Land Bank owns it. If we do, you can submit a property complaint here.
*Determined by Land Bank inspections and the 2012 City of Flint Master Plan Housing Conditions Assessment.