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Flint, MI - The Genesee County Land Bank (Land Bank), working in partnership with the City of Flint and Genesee County, has secured $39.5 million to demolish up to 1,910 blighted structures. The funding sources for blight elimination include: $16 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) from the City of Flint, $8 million in ARPA from the County, $10 million in grant funding from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, $4.5 million from the Land Bank and the Genesee County Treasurer, and $1 million in Community Project Funding through Congressman Kildee’s office.
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Please join Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission , City of Flint , and Michigan Department of Natural Resources for an open house to discuss Flint's new state park on Tues., October 4th, 2022 from 3pm-7pm at the newly re-opened Mott Park Recreation Area clubhouse!
Balancing rural and urban needs, climate change, and chronic underfunding, the land trust industry is in a moment of reckoning.
By Erin Kelly, ASLA
Land banks and land trusts have overlapping missions—stewarding land—but different frameworks and financing. Land banks and similar programs were originally put in place to maintain vacant, publicly owned land but not to invest in it. They start with the benefits of their highly people-adjacent land holdings and work outward—with more consideration for land as an economic development tool than as an ecological resource.
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The Genesee County Land Bank creates opportunities for homeownership through its Featured Home and Ready for Rehab programs.
Watch the video below to learn more about our homeownership programs.
The Genesee County Land Bank supports community-based groups to maintain vacant properties in and around Flint through its Clean & Green program.
Watch the video below to learn more about our Clean & Green program.
The Genesee County Land Bank hires local crews to clear and mow all vacant properties in the City of Flint and all properties held by the Land Bank outside the city in Genesee County.
Watch the video below to learn more about our property maintenance program.
The Genesee County Land Bank creates opportunities for economic development through the sale of formerly tax-foreclosed properties.
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The Genesee County Land Bank demolishes formerly tax-foreclosed properties that are blighted beyond repair.
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The Genesee County Land Bank Authority currently has rental vacancies available! Click this link for more information - https://www.thelandbank.org/rental_housing.asp
Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has scheduled its June & July homebuyer classes for prospective Land Bank land contract purchasers. Click here for more details.
This year 66 community-based groups will be working together to maintain 3,600 vacant properties every 3 weeks across the city. Groups picked up their materials and met together for the annual digital kick off last week with groups excited to start mowing this week!
The City of Flint and the Genesee County Land Bank are partnering in releasing Beyond Blight 2022, which provides direction for eliminating blight in Flint. Watch the video in this post for an overview or click here to view Beyond Blight 2022 in full.
Watch our October episode of Lunch Break with the Land Bank virtual talk as we discuss our newest sales program, Ready for Rehab! We will review the appropriate steps needed to submit a completed offer form.
Presenters: Alexandria Riley, Sales & Development Director & Jennifer Riggs, Transaction Supervisor.
Watch our September episode of Lunch Break with the Land Bank to learn more about our community partnerships and the impact of our property maintenance work.
Presenter: Michael Freeman, Executive Director