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Pierson Road Demoltion (date: 6/28/2017)

GENESEE COUNTY LAND BANK AND PARTNERS TO DEMOLISH 2320 & 2360 PIERSON RD TO MAKE WAY FOR THE NORTH FLINT FOOD MARKET

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSDHA) awarded the Genesee County Land Bank Authority (GCLBA) an additional $13.9 million in Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) dollars for demolition.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Fresh Coast Capital is announcing an initial $1 million
investment towards the revitalization of urban land in Flint and Battle Creek MI, St. Louis and
Kansas City MO, Youngstown OH, and Elkhart IN into beautiful, productive green space that can
build urban climate resiliency. In its role as project developer and investment manager, Fresh
Coast Capital will finance and convert vacant land in the Midwest into working landscapes
composed of trees, flowers, and urban agriculture.

The GCLB will demolish approximately 900 more blighted, publicly‐owned houses with this new funding.

The Genesee County Board of Commissioners approved a request from the County Treasurer to provide $1 million in funding to demolish blighted tax-foreclosed properties in the out-county.  

Mt. Morris Township, Michigan – October 29th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at 4300 W Pierson Road, Flint

Rain location:  4110 Pier North Blvd, Suite D, Flint

DOCUMENTARY FILM HIGHLIGHTING THE GENESEE COUNTY LAND BANK’S FIRST TEN YEARS TO PREMIER DURING FLINT SEPTEMBER ART WALK

The last of nearly 1,800 dilapidated houses demolished with blight-removal funding from MSHDA will come down by end of June.

GENESEE COUNTY LAND BANK PARTNERS WITH 57 LOCAL GROUPS TO MAINTAIN 3,400 VACANT PROPERTIES IN 2015

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSDHA) awarded an additional $2.6 million to the Genesee County Land Bank (GCLB) to carry out blight elimination activities on 225 blighted and publicly owned properties in the Civic Park Neighborhood.

Flint, Michigan – The City of Flint and Genesee County Land Bank will host a public presentation of the Site Design Plan for Chevy Commons [formerly Chevy in the Hole (CITH)]. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 pm April 10, 2014 at the Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD), 601 N. Saginaw Street, Suite 1B. The meeting will include a formal presentation of the Site Design Plan and descriptions of site safety, environmental conditions, funding, and construction phasing. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session, as well as time for one on one interaction with the Design Team.

The Genesee County Land Bank in partnership with the Concerned Pastors for Social Action is organizing a public information meeting on blight elimination in Flint.

Genesee County Land Bank is offering a 30% discount to all police, fire, active duty or military veterans, and other public health and safety personnel. The discount would come as an incentive for public safety officers to live in Flint in the hopes that the presence of public service personnel would serve as additional protection in the Flint neighborhoods where the homes are located.

Block-clubs, schools, churches, neighborhood associations, and local non-profits are some of the 46 community-based groups participating in the 2013 Clean & Green program. Each group receives a stipend for maintaining at least 25 lots every three weeks.

Genesee County Land Bank recently announced the closings of four additional homes. The homes, located at 318 W Seventh St., 6209 Alison, 841 E Ninth St, and 2201 Joliet were completely renovated using Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP2) funds.

Genesee County Land Bank announced that closings on four of their homes took place this week. The homes, located at 1160 Oak Street, 1163 Oak Street, 407 W. 5th Street, Court, and 426 First Avenue were completely renovated using Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP2) funds. After months of renovation, the homes are now occupied by owners who are thrilled to be living in downtown Flint.

Flint, MI — In a strategic partnership between Genesee County Land Bank and Salem Housing Community Development Corporation, a November 3rd Home Tour is planned. The Home Tour is scheduled from 2-5 pm and features eight newly renovated homes in Flint’s Metawanenee Hills neighborhood. A radio remote featuring live talent by WDZZ 92.7 is scheduled to take place from 2-4 pm.

Genesee County Land Bank presented one of the last homes to be completed with Neighborhood Stabilization Programs (NSP) funds on Friday, October 12th during a press conference.

Guest speakers included Flint City Mayor Dayne Walling, County Treasurer Deb Cherry, and Fairfield Village Neighborhood Council Vice Chair Claude Miller.

Block-clubs, schools, churches, neighborhood associations, and local non-profits are some of the 43 community-based groups that participated in the Genesee County Land Bank’s 2012 Clean & Green program.

Flint, MI — Three newly renovated homes will be featured in the upcoming Home Tour through the Genesee County Land Bank Saturday, August 18, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The homes featured are located at 2026 Winans Avenue, 2026 Maybury, and 1941 Burr. Tour homes offer a new kitchen, new bathroom(s), new appliances and security systems. Home Tour participants can walk through the featured homes and talk with the knowledgeable realtors about how home-ownership can become a reality for as little as $1,000 down. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit with residents of Flint south side neighborhoods, who’ve lived in homes purchased through the Genesee County Land Bank, at their annual reunion taking place during the same time.
Flint, MI — Prospective home buyers can visit newly listed properties in Flint’s historic Carriage Town neighborhood and the all-new Smith Village subdivision during a home tour this Saturday, April 21, 2012. The event is open to the public and takes place at homes in Carriage Town at 612 University Avenue, 818 Lyon and 426 West First Avenue. Homes on tour in the all-new Smith Village include 517, 521 and 557 Williams Street. Walk through these homes and talk with realtors about how home-ownership can become a reality, for as little as $1,000 down.

Home Tour This Weekend Features Neighborhood Revitalization Properties (date: 11/14/2011)

Flint, MI — The Genesee County Land Bank is hosting a Fall Home Tour on Saturday, November 19, 2011
from noon to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public and takes place at three homes in northwest Flint
just south of Brownell Elementary and Holmes Middle School. The homes are at 2017, 2109 and 2114
Barbara Drive in Flint.

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Flint, MI – A growing number of Flint and Genesee County residents are transforming their neighborhoods, improving their health, and reducing their weekly grocery bill by growing food gardens in their yards and on vacant lots. These gardens are providing gardeners easy access to fresh, affordable, healthy, and chemical-free food. With more than 18,000 unoccupied residential properties in Flint alone, residents now have more opportunities than ever to turn available lots into productive food gardens.
Vacant property is sometimes seen as a stain on the fabric of a community. But it doesn’t have to be. Protecting vacant land can be an investment in the future. This publication outlines how the Genesee County Land Bank Authority has turned potential adversity into an environmental and economic asset and how other communities can follow that lead.
Flint, Mich. - Contruction to renovate Flint's historic Durant Hotel building is scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 28, transforming 250 former hotel rooms into 100 new residential apartments. A kick-off celebration will be held at 10 a.m., according to Daniel T. Kildee, the Genesee County Land Bank Chairman led the charge to create the public and private will to bring back the Durant and identified the financial support to make it happen.

 

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