Tag: land banks

State Policies Play a Central Role in the Fight Against Vacant...

Abandoned and vacant properties seem like a quintessentially local problem. But state policies have a huge effect on how well municipalities can fight it.

How to Fund Land Banks

The number of land banks grew dramatically in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. So has our understanding of how to successfully fund them.

Land Banks and Community Land Trusts: Not Synonyms or Antonyms. Complements

Land banks and community land trusts (CLTs) are often perceived as one and the same. That doesn't reflect reality.

Interview with George McCarthy, President of the Lincoln Institute of Land...

After 14 years at the Ford Foundation, George "Mac" McCarthy became the fifth president of the 41-year-old Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Q: Is a Land Bank the Same As a Land Trust?

A: Nope. They are totally different, though complementary tools. This chart will walk you through the differences.

Philadelphia Achieves Land Bank Through Compromise

Philadelphia is about to become the largest city in the country with a land bank. A land bank is a nonprofit or government agency whose...