Because our inventory consists of tax foreclosed properties, most of the properties we receive are vacant and often blighted.
The Land Bank works with partners to eliminate blight through the programs described below:
Demolishing Blighted Vacant Structures
Since the Land Bank was established in 2004, we have demolished more than 8,400 blighted structures in Flint and Genesee County. As our inventory of blighted properties grows each year, we are constantly seeking additional funding for demolition. Click the link below to learn more.
Hiring Local Crews to Maintain Vacant 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 clicking the link below.
Supporting Community Based Maintenance through our Clean & Green Program
Our Clean & Green program serves as the backbone of our community engagement work involving up to 1,000 volunteers through up to 70 community-based organizations each year in vacant property maintenance and neighborhood improvement.
Reducing Long Term Maintenance Costs on Vacant Lots
The Land Bank plants Dutch White Clover after demolishing blighted structures. In addition to reducing long term maintenance needs and costs, clover fixes nitrogen in the soils, supports pollinators and much more!