Birmingham Land Bank Authority

Birmingham Land Bank Authority Putting tax delinquent property back into the hands of responsible owners. and/or have clouded titles. We are here to work for you.

Many properties in Birmingham have become unmarketable and, in turn, unusable because the properties are burdened by the piling on of various sorts of government-created liens (tax liens, w**d liens, demolition liens, etc.) Over time, property owners lose interest in maintaining the property because the property becomes a financial liability, rather than an asset. As our neighborhoods accumulate m

ore and more of these properties, instances of nuisances mutate into areas of blight. However, thanks to legislation that authorized local land banks in Alabama, the good news is that it does not have to stay that way. Led by Senator Linda Coleman, the State Legislature passed a 2013 amendment to the Alabama Land Bank Authority Act that authorized local land bank authorities to be formed by municipalities or counties. Through its lien-stripping powers, local land bank authorities now could return the property to productive use, even if the property was “upside down” because of high liens relative to the value of the property. In 2014, the City of Birmingham incorporated the first local land bank authority in Alabama with the creation of the Birmingham Land Bank Authority (BLBA). The BLBA strives to empower the citizens of Birmingham with a tool to take charge of their neighborhoods in the battle against the abundance of blighted, overgrown and abandoned properties. The City of Birmingham is littered with thousands of blighted properties that act as a nuisance to those who matter most, the citizens. The City of Birmingham is tasked with maintaining these thousands of properties that do not belong to the City, but to absent and delinquent owners. BLBA programs provide these citizens with the opportunity to reclaim and renovate eligible vacant properties. Through the BLBA General Request program, citizens, in cooperation with the BLBA, can take eligible properties, that have been tax-delinquent for at least five (5) years, through the quiet title process to work towards achieving full ownership of properties. If you find yourself not yet prepared to take on the costs of our general request program, you have the option to participate in our Side-Lot and Adopt-a-Lot programs which operate as two year leases on the property. These two programs provide the participant with an option at the end of the term to pursue either a statutory warranty deed (full ownership) or a quitclaim deed (limited rights) to the property. The BLBA also partners with city departments and community organizations to carry out catalytic development projects that adhere to each area's framework plans. We encourage citizens and community organizations to learn about our programming and to join the front lines as good stewards of the land in Birmingham. We hope that you will join us and take advantage of our programming as we continue to expand. It is imperative that our citizens take advantage of programs such as the BLBA so that their neighborhoods can thrive in adherence to their wishes and plans. Our board meets on the first Thursday of each month at 2:00pm. View our listing of eligible properties at www.birminghamlandbank.org
Contact us with your questions at [email protected]

Director, Caroline Douglas

It's transformation Friday! Check out this property. Isn't it beautiful? Our buyer completed the renovations in under a ...
01/19/2024

It's transformation Friday! Check out this property. Isn't it beautiful? Our buyer completed the renovations in under a year! This is what we love to see!!

Happy Wednesday! Please consider joining us for our special called Board Meeting tomorrow at 1pm!
01/17/2024

Happy Wednesday! Please consider joining us for our special called Board Meeting tomorrow at 1pm!

01/16/2024

Due to inclement weather, our offices will remain closed today. Stay safe everyone!!

01/15/2024

Important update for those needing a warm place to stay!

Be sure to contact our office before 5pm today with any questions you may have! Our office will be closed tomorrow due t...
01/11/2024

Be sure to contact our office before 5pm today with any questions you may have! Our office will be closed tomorrow due to the threat of severe weather. We will also be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.

01/09/2024

Welcome to our newest segment, Testimonial Tuesday! This is where we'll showcase some of the testimonials that we have received from our partners and past buyers. Today's testimony comes from our friends over at Habitat For Humanity Greater Birmingham! We appreciate the kind words and are greatful for the partnership.

Council President Darrell O'Quinn

01/08/2024

We're celebrating our 10th year anniversary in 2024! Stay tuned. We have so much to share with you!!

Don't forget to join us tomorrow at 2pm for our January board meeting!
01/03/2024

Don't forget to join us tomorrow at 2pm for our January board meeting!

01/02/2024

How cool!

Happy Friday! Be sure to contact our office today before close of business with any questions that you may have as we wi...
12/29/2023

Happy Friday! Be sure to contact our office today before close of business with any questions that you may have as we will be closed on January 1st!

This a great and fun resource! Loads of cooking ideas you can do with your children!!
12/20/2023

This a great and fun resource! Loads of cooking ideas you can do with your children!!

JVTF's Good School Food App is full of free resources, recipes, activities, and more available to everyone. You and your student can enjoy a dynamic virtual experience with interactive videos featuring JVTF instructors and standards-based lessons and activities for K-8 students. Visit the "Good School Food App" link in our bio to bring Jones Valley Teaching Farm from the classroom to your home!

12/19/2023

It's cold outside! Be sure to pass this information to those in need.

This poster series was amazing!!! Bre and Marcus did an amazing job. We are so proud of them and the work that they do!!...
12/15/2023

This poster series was amazing!!! Bre and Marcus did an amazing job. We are so proud of them and the work that they do!!!

By Michael Sznajderman Alabama News Center

Make plans to join!
12/13/2023

Make plans to join!

TOMORROW


Join us for the Second Session of Magic City Champions Community Housing Development Organization Pilot program


THURSDAY, December 14, 2023
2:00PM-4:00PM BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM


LINK IN Story

Way to go!!!
12/13/2023

Way to go!!!

This fall, students at Glen Iris Elementary helped Farmer Liz harvest 50 pounds of sweet potatoes from the Teaching Farm!

This was a huge win for the city!!!
12/12/2023

This was a huge win for the city!!!

23 for 2023: A look back at our big wins this year.

Birmingham won a $50 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant. It will be used to redevelop the neighborhoods of Smithfield, Graymont, and College Hills.

Need doors for your rehab? Be sure to stop by the Habitat Birmingham ReStore for them and all your renovation needs.
12/06/2023

Need doors for your rehab? Be sure to stop by the Habitat Birmingham ReStore for them and all your renovation needs.

It's almost that time again! Be sure to join us next Thursday for our monthly board meeting.
12/01/2023

It's almost that time again! Be sure to join us next Thursday for our monthly board meeting.

12/01/2023

We love these stories!!

Make sure to get those licenses renewed in time!!!
11/29/2023

Make sure to get those licenses renewed in time!!!

LICENSEES!

TOMORROW-NOVEMBER 30TH is the last day to complete your 2024 renewal timely. ALL renewals received (or post marked if mailed) AFTER November 30th will have an added $50 late fee!

Renewals are open until midnight December 31, 2023, however, renewals received after November 30th will incur a $50 late fee.

Continuing education DOES NOT have to be complete in order to submit your renewal. The online renewal system will allow you to bypass the continuing education section. Continuing education, unless otherwise exempt, MUST be completed before your 2024 license is issued. Course providers are required to submit class rosters within 5 days of course completion. Once received by the Board, rosters are typically entered into our database within 1-3 business days. If after 2 weeks of your CE completion, your CE hours are not updated, you may contact the continuing education section by emailing [email protected]. Please include license number in ALL correspondence.

11/27/2023

Tell a friend to tell a friend!

This is a great opportunity!
11/13/2023

This is a great opportunity!

Would you like to become a community housing development organization within the City of Birmingham?


Join us THURSDAY, NOV 16th 2023
3:00PM-5:00PM BOUTWELL AUDITORIUM

Our office will be closed tomorrow as our team will be attending a conference. For any inquires please contact us by pho...
11/08/2023

Our office will be closed tomorrow as our team will be attending a conference. For any inquires please contact us by phone at (205)254-2117.

We will also be closed along with the city on Friday in observance of Veterans day.

11/03/2023

It's time for another Development Spotlight! This property was transformed by one of our buyers O2 LLC! This house was scary but the end result chased all of the nightmares away!

Round 2! We're out here today at 1020 5th St W from 11am-1pm. If you're interested in this property be sure to come see ...
10/31/2023

Round 2! We're out here today at 1020 5th St W from 11am-1pm. If you're interested in this property be sure to come see us for a tour!

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710 North 20th Street
Birmingham, AL
35203

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(205) 254-2117

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