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Land Banks - Generally
Land Banks and Land Banking
This June 2011 publication by Frank S. Alexander takes a detailed look at land banking: "Land banks are governmental entities that specialize in the conversion of vacant, abandoned and foreclosed properties into productive use. The primary thrust of all land banks and land banking initiatives is to acquire and maintain properties that have been rejected by the open market and left as growing liabilities for neighborhoods and communities. The first task is the acquisition of title to such properties; the second task is the elimination of the liabilities; the third task is the transfer of the properties to new owners in a manner most supportive of local needs and priorities."
NSP [Neighborhood Stabilization Program] Land Banking Toolkit
From from HUD's NSP [Neighborhood Stabilization Program], this toolkit is "intended for use in the planning and program design phase of NSP projects. Resources include sample policies and procedures, program manuals, checklists, and sample agreements.Includes forms and guidance documents."
Revitalizing Foreclosed Properties with Land Banks
This 2009 publication from HUD includes several case studies.
Urban Agriculture and Commercial Development by Community Land Trusts
This April 2013 article was written by Rosenberg, Greg and Jeffrey Yuen. From the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Land Bank Information Headquarters
From the Center for Community Progress, this website includes a National Map of Land Banks and Land Banking Programs.
Land Banks - Other States