From the Great Recession to today, the number of land banks has exploded to more than 200 innovative entities across more than 15 states. Today, as America struggles through a pandemic that is harming public health and disrupting neighborhood stability, there is growing interest from elected officials, nonprofit leaders, and neighborhood advocates to better understand policies and tools that could help with an equitable recovery.
This webinar will share the basics about land banks, a proven tool in addressing vacancy, tax delinquency, and abandonment, and the prospects of growing a robust land bank movement here in Indiana, one of fifteen states that has statewide land bank enabling legislation.
In this session you’ll learn:
• Unique powers of land banks
• What a land bank can and can’t do
• Common features of successful land banks
• Successes, innovative partnerships, and trends in the field
While land banks are not a silver bullet, they can serve as a powerful tool to recover from disruption or disaster, advance equity in your neighborhood, and support community-driven goals. Come and learn more about how land banks can generate positive outcomes for urban, rural, and suburban communities across the Hoosier state!