GENESEE COUNTY LAND BANK ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR COMMERCIAL AND MULTIFAMILY DEMOLITION (date: 9/12/2017)
The Genesee County Land Bank Authority (GCLBA), is excited to announce plans to demolish vacant and blighted structures located at 1425 N. Saginaw Street, 810 Ballenger Highway and 1518 N. Averill Avenue in Flint.
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
$13.9 Million for Demolition in the Flint Area (date: 5/9/2016)
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.
Press Release: Six Cities Named as Part of $1 Million Private Investment Fund for Vacant Land Revitalization Announced at White House (date: 3/24/2016)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Fresh Coast Capital is announcing an initial $1 million
GENESEE COUNTY LAND BANK KICKS OFF $12 MILLION HARDEST HIT FUND DEMOLITION PROGRAM (date: 1/11/2016)
The GCLB will demolish approximately 900 more blighted, publicly‐owned houses with this new funding.
$1 million in Funding to Demolish Blighted Tax-Foreclosed Properties in the Out-County (date: 11/3/2015)
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.
NEWS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING ABATEMENT AND DEMOLITION OF THE FORMER RAMADA INN (date: 10/26/2015)
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
Reclaiming, Restoring, Rebuilding: One Property at a Time (date: 9/8/2015)
DOCUMENTARY FILM HIGHLIGHTING THE GENESEE COUNTY LAND BANK’S FIRST TEN YEARS TO PREMIER DURING FLINT SEPTEMBER ART WALK
Flint nears end of historic blight-elimination program (date: 6/5/2015)
The last of nearly 1,800 dilapidated houses demolished with blight-removal funding from MSHDA will come down by end of June.
Clean & Green program kicks-off (date: 4/17/2015)
GENESEE COUNTY LAND BANK PARTNERS WITH 57 LOCAL GROUPS TO MAINTAIN 3,400 VACANT PROPERTIES IN 2015
$2.6 million in Hardest Hit Funds awarded for demolition in Civic Park (date: 9/10/2014)
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.
The Draft Site Design Plan to transform Chevy in the Hole into a park-like green space called Chevy Commons will be presented at a public meeting April 10, 2014 (date: 4/8/2014)
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.
Genesee County Land Bank and Concerned Pastors to Host Public Meeting on Demolition (date: 8/14/2013)
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 to Offer 30% Home Discount to all Public Health and Safety Workers and Active Duty Military and Veterans (date: 4/10/2013)
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.
LOCAL GROUPS TO MAINTAIN MORE THAN 1,360 VACANT LOTS THIS SUMMER: (date: 4/1/2013)
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 Closes on More Homes (date: 3/28/2013)
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 Closes on Four Homes This Week (date: 11/9/2012)
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.
Genesee County Land Bank and Salem Housing Community Development Corporation Partnership Offers Eight-House Home Tour (date: 10/29/2012)
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.
Historic Home in One of Last Genesee County Land Bank Homes Completed with NSP Funds (date: 10/12/2012)
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.
LOCAL GROUPS CELEBRATE MAINTENANCE OF MORE THAN 1,200 VACANT LOTS (date: 10/4/2012)
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.
NSP City of Flint Renovated Homes Available for Sale (date: 8/13/2012)
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.
Upcoming Home Tour Features Downtown Flint’s Most Historic and Newest Neighborhoods (date: 4/13/2012)
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
Edible Flint Food Garden Tour (date: 8/10/2009)
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.