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ePropertyPlus ePropertyPlus is GIS-centric software that lets users organize, manage and publish data and information on properties and land available for redevelopment.

eProperty Innovations also provides business consulting services to support our clients. ePropertyPlus was created to help public sector organizations manage property data, information and processes efficiently and with a high level of transparency, connectivity, and efficiency. First launched in 2014, ePropertyPlus has become the #1 software for land banks across the United States. ePropertyPlus

eProperty Innovations also provides business consulting services to support our clients. ePropertyPlus was created to help public sector organizations manage property data, information and processes efficiently and with a high level of transparency, connectivity, and efficiency. First launched in 2014, ePropertyPlus has become the #1 software for land banks across the United States. ePropertyPlus

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Kalamazoo Land Bank embodies great community development principles in action: focused, strategic, layered, patient, and...
05/28/2021
Ongoing efforts result in full occupancy in Kalamazoo's Washington Square area

Kalamazoo Land Bank embodies great community development principles in action: focused, strategic, layered, patient, and community centered. This recent update profiles the fruits of collaboration between the land bank and its numerous partners. https://zcu.io/hyov

Three new businesses have opened in recent weeks in the area along Portage Street, southeast of downtown Kalamazoo, and another is soon to open. It's all part of the ongoing evolution of Washington Square in Kalamazoo.

How do communities prevent blight: vacant registration ordinances + systemic property inspection regimes + a property of...
05/13/2021
The value in Zombie properties

How do communities prevent blight: vacant registration ordinances + systemic property inspection regimes + a property off-ramp like a land bank. Our partners in Mohawk Valley are showing how its done and getting some deserved attention. Nice!
https://zcu.io/TOsq

If you happen to own a property that sits vacant, and is on its way to becoming a zombie property, now might be a good time to consider selling it.

Small multifamily rental properties have much to offer. Affordable home ownership, good rental housing, and efficient la...
05/13/2021
Back to the Future: CT Should Produce and Preserve Small Multifamily Housing — Connecticut by the Numbers

Small multifamily rental properties have much to offer. Affordable home ownership, good rental housing, and efficient land use are but three positives. In CT, advocates want to preserve small rental properties and relax zoning to allow their development.
https://zcu.io/y4A1

A new report argues that modestly-sized apartment buildings are the foundation of Connecticut's affordable rental housing, and that continued building and preservation of these apartments is needed to lower the cost of rent and improve housing choice in the state.

Rural community residents, health centers, schools and businesses need better broadband internet. It's a difference betw...
05/08/2021
‘Connection Corps’ Will Put Hometown Leaders to Work on Broadband - The Daily Yonder

Rural community residents, health centers, schools and businesses need better broadband internet. It's a difference between viability and growth or loss of time, talent and treasure to other locales. This grant program to boost rural broadband can help. https://zcu.io/w8Q0

The Biden administration has proposed $100 billion in funding for increased broadband access throughout the country. But there is no universal blueprint

Local governments confront property data challenges. eProperty Innovations helps our clients overcome them and convert p...
04/30/2021
A Mile Wide Lake, a Mile Deep Well, and a Waterfall

Local governments confront property data challenges. eProperty Innovations helps our clients overcome them and convert property data into strategic information.

https://zcu.io/oLVb

Our customers put vacant property back to productive reuse and in their normal day to day operations, confront diverse property data needs. One common use case involves a user that needs data to inform them about the history of a specific property.

The Daily Yonder focuses on the unique needs of rural communities. Their stories of resilience, grit and creativity  (li...
04/29/2021
These Four Rural Towns Are Using Creative Placemaking to Thrive

The Daily Yonder focuses on the unique needs of rural communities. Their stories of resilience, grit and creativity (like this one) push back against dispiriting narratives describing rural America. We recommend this source to our larger community. https://zcu.io/uyJ8

New murals, reinvented public spaces, drag shows. Creative Placemaking helps these towns confront their challenges and unlock their potential.

Macon-Bibb's land bank and Macon-Bibb County are expediting sales of long-vacant and largely abandoned properties. Targe...
04/28/2021
Bargain Houses Help Recoup Taxes With Macon-Bibb's New Process

Macon-Bibb's land bank and Macon-Bibb County are expediting sales of long-vacant and largely abandoned properties. Targeted properties have 3+ years' of unpaid taxes, no bids at past tax sales, and lack for anyone with legal claim to the properties. https://zcu.io/Z1cg

Macon-Bibb Tax Commissioner and Land Bank Authority get homes back on tax rolls, ease blight through creative tax sales.

Congrats to our partners Greater Mohawk Valley Landbank  Authority! Land banks attract and invest community reinvestment...
04/27/2021
Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank reaches Montgomery County milestone in properties demolished, rehabilitated

Congrats to our partners Greater Mohawk Valley Landbank Authority! Land banks attract and invest community reinvestment $$$. Results like these show the value of putting funds in the hands of mission-motivated partners like GMVLB.
https://zcu.io/HwZ8

FORT PLAIN — The Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank recently reached a milestone – the organization has invested some $750,000 to rehabilitate and demolish blighted properties throughout Montgomery…

Tax auction sales disproportionately impact minority owners & communities. It's past time to examine how tax auctions ca...
04/26/2021
Black neighborhoods in Kansas hard hit by property tax sales

Tax auction sales disproportionately impact minority owners & communities. It's past time to examine how tax auctions cause more harm than good. Opaque tax sales favor investors chasing predatory penalty interest rates & fees. There are better options. https://zcu.io/4PGd

Rozetta Dotson worked two jobs to scrape together the money to pay down a delinquent tax debt on the Kansas City, Kansas, home she owns with her husband, Ricky. Then the pandemic hit, she lost her second job and Ricky got COVID-19.

Hartford, CT's neat Love Your Block program provides small grants to neighborhood associations for projects to revitaliz...
04/21/2021
Art initiative sharing the Love in Hartford

Hartford, CT's neat Love Your Block program provides small grants to neighborhood associations for projects to revitalize vacant lots with community activity, like gardens and art. In its 3rd year, it's proving to be a durable program with strong buy-in. https://zcu.io/qnHG

HARTFORD — Applications are open for small grants to help Hartford residents beautify and improve safety in their neighborhoods through community gardens, art installations and other projects.

This article offers ideas for those putting land and property to reuses. Planting vacant lots with native pollinator shr...
04/20/2021
Native Shrubs and Why They're Essential for Carbon Sequestration - Resilience

This article offers ideas for those putting land and property to reuses. Planting vacant lots with native pollinator shrubs helps with water management, carbon capture and beautification. In shrinking cities, replanting the land is a win-win-win.
https://zcu.io/GDl0

Wherever there is a lawn, a tree and possibly a small garden or landscape strip, there should be a native shrub or two, or possibly more.

In real estate, time is money. Omaha homeowners can now build decks and garages using pre-approved plans. That's smart, ...
04/07/2021
City of Omaha introduces pre-approved home improvement plans to speed up approval process

In real estate, time is money. Omaha homeowners can now build decks and garages using pre-approved plans. That's smart, Omaha! Pre-approved building plans for other types of projects can trim time and create efficiencies should translate to lower costs. https://zcu.io/mI8R

In a release, the City of Omaha said the city’s Planning and Permits and Inspections Division has introduced “five commonly submitted deck plans and two detached garage plans” to help expedite the approval process for homeowners looking to improve upon their property.

When launching a land bank, stars have to align: political leadership, a clear strategy, and market responsiveness. The ...
04/06/2021
NYC city planner tapped to manage Pittsburgh Land Bank

When launching a land bank, stars have to align: political leadership, a clear strategy, and market responsiveness. The Pittsburgh Land Bank has taken a while to launch - too long for some critics. We're wishing Greg Miller success where others struggled. https://zcu.io/eSYY

The Pittsburgh Land Bank on Monday announced a change in its leadership. Greg Miller has been hired to manage the embattled land bank, effective immediately,...

We like this illustration of the interconnectedness between housing and myriad quality of life issues. We'd love to see ...
03/30/2021
How to improve public health, the environment and racial equity all at once: Upgrade low-income housing

We like this illustration of the interconnectedness between housing and myriad quality of life issues. We'd love to see our ePropertyPlus used to track housing conditions & related remedies at a parcel, block or building level. What a great use case! https://zcu.io/2vNf

Building retrofits are no joke: They make dwellings healthier and more energy-efficient. And when they're done in low-income housing, they also reduce inequality.

West Virginia local governments are one step closer to gaining new powers to tackle zombie properties. Expedited foreclo...
03/25/2021
House sends 'zombie property' bill to governor

West Virginia local governments are one step closer to gaining new powers to tackle zombie properties. Expedited foreclosure of vacant and abandoned properties lets cities and town salvage real property or at least transition them to their next life. https://zcu.io/HLPB

A bill dealing with dilapidated “zombie properties” is awaiting the signature of Gov. Jim Justice.

It's been a minute since  we shared news from the field and this seemed like one worth sharing to our community of pract...
03/24/2021
Land bank forms partnership to help deal with racial disparities

It's been a minute since we shared news from the field and this seemed like one worth sharing to our community of practice. Congrats to Albany County Land Bank Corporation for your leadership on this partnership.
https://zcu.io/hfUC

To deal with racial disparities in home ownership, the Albany County Land Bank is partnering with a not-for-profit housing development organization based in Syracuse.

https://zcu.io/qAzB
02/06/2021
Gardens for Good - Nature's Path

https://zcu.io/qAzB

The annual Nature’s Path Gardens for Good grant helps empower urban garden projects to grow organic food and nourish their local communities. Over the last 8 years we have supported 24 community gardens with $15,000 grants across North America.

Richland County Land Bank serves as grant writer, grant manager, and early stage project manager to help turn around bro...
02/04/2021
Land Bank to offer cleanup help at Madison Twp. site

Richland County Land Bank serves as grant writer, grant manager, and early stage project manager to help turn around brown field sites. It can take years, but each journey begins with a single step. Richland continues to step forward & stimulate progress. https://zcu.io/GgmY

MANSFIELD ─ The Richland County Land Bank will apply for a state grant on behalf of Madison Township to assess the cleanup needed for a contaminated site.

Northern Illinois Regional Land Bank continues to demonstrate its value as a regional land bank that strategically fills...
01/26/2021
Belvidere to turn abandoned properties into viable real estate

Northern Illinois Regional Land Bank continues to demonstrate its value as a regional land bank that strategically fills gaps for local governments and takes on the redevelopment of blighted properties. https://zcu.io/SzMo

Belvidere is transferring ownership of three abandoned properties to the Northern Illinois Land Bank to breathe new life into run-down homes.

Land banks and land banking in Illinois got a boost with new grants from Illinois Housing Development Authority, like th...
01/25/2021
Western Illinois land bank "worth looking into"

Land banks and land banking in Illinois got a boost with new grants from Illinois Housing Development Authority, like this one to Quincy-area partners. Land banks are no longer a niche idea, but are a vital part of the community development toolkit. https://zcu.io/Thpa

In order to cut the number of vacant and deteriorating properties in the Quincy area, representatives of the Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials are evaluating a new economic

In Atlanta, building a second home on the same lot with an existing home offers potential to create much needed affordab...
01/21/2021
Atlanta’s affordable housing proposal could begin with review of vacant land, groups says - SaportaReport

In Atlanta, building a second home on the same lot with an existing home offers potential to create much needed affordable housing. Vacant lots also can be redeveloped with two structures. It's great to see the Atlanta land bank involved in this. https://zcu.io/QyWj

Read Atlanta’s affordable housing proposal could begin with review of vacant land, groups says by David Pendered for SaportaReport here.

eProperty Innovations has short training videos for our ePropertyPlus Users. In this one, Users learn how to leverage in...
01/19/2021
Search and Filter

eProperty Innovations has short training videos for our ePropertyPlus Users. In this one, Users learn how to leverage individual and team Filters. Our videos are a complement to 270+ Knowledge Base articles available to ePropertyPlus Subscribers. https://zcu.io/WHjZ

This video will teach you to use the Search and Filter functionality of ePropertyPlus. Filters can be applied to data in Property, Services, Applications, and Parties,…

Congrats to ePI partners at Central Illinois Land Bank for receiving two awards from the IHDA Strong Communities program...
01/18/2021
Hoopeston, Central Illinois Land Bank Authority receive Community Revitalization grants

Congrats to ePI partners at Central Illinois Land Bank for receiving two awards from the IHDA Strong Communities program. Illinois is becoming a mature land bank state with leadership from downstate partners like CILBA and support from IHDA. https://zcu.io/rTnt

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Board recently approved $10 million in funding to support affordable housing and community revitalization efforts across the state.

Our friends at Omaha Municipal Land Bank , @omahalandbank are hiring a Director of Operations. A great opportunity with ...
11/05/2020
Nonprofit Association of the Midlands

Our friends at Omaha Municipal Land Bank , @omahalandbank are hiring a Director of Operations. A great opportunity with a great organization. More info here: https://zcu.io/l6lq. There is a deadline, so get your application in soon!

Nonprofit Association for Nebraska and western Iowa

Tax sale investors can stymie reinvestment by bidding back taxes, but never taking title to property. Each cycle, costs ...
11/05/2020
It took 10 years, but Animal Care League gets building

Tax sale investors can stymie reinvestment by bidding back taxes, but never taking title to property. Each cycle, costs go up and the buildings decline, to the point that demo is the only option. Here, CCLBA stepped in. Puppies and kittens to benefit. https://www.oakpark.com/News/Articles/11-4-2020/It-took-10-years,-but-Animal-Care-League-gets-building/

After over 10 arduous years of trying, the Animal Care League (ACL) has successfully purchased the dilapidated building at 1009 Garfield St

A coalition of national and local fair housing organizations allege Redfin's restriction to only provide listing service...
11/02/2020
Fair housing groups: Redfin 'redlines' minority communities

A coalition of national and local fair housing organizations allege Redfin's restriction to only provide listing services on properties above an arbitrary minimum price discriminates against communities of color. They have a good point. AP covers it.
https://zcu.io/x5W1

SEATTLE (AP) — Several fair housing organizations accused Redfin of systematic racial discrimination in a lawsuit Thursday, saying the online real estate broker offers fewer services to homebuyers...

Richland County Land Bank faces a novel challenge - how to redevelop 10 former city parks the city of Mansfield is trans...
10/27/2020
Mansfield City Council votes to transfer 10 parks to county land bank

Richland County Land Bank faces a novel challenge - how to redevelop 10 former city parks the city of Mansfield is transferring over to the land bank for redevelopment. RIchland's land bank has pursued catalytic projects; this is one to watch.
https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2020/10/21/mansfield-city-council-votes-transfer-10-parks-richland-county-land-bank/5985584002/

The manager of the parks department has said the department needs to shrink its portfolio, given the limited budget he has.

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ePropertyPlus was created to help public sector organizations manage property data, information and processes efficiently. Our clients can deliver property information to the public and to their teams with a high level of transparency, connectivity, and efficiency. First launched in 2013, ePropertyPlus is the #1 software for land banks across the United States. It’s increasingly being adopted by larger city and county agencies looking for a simpler, yet still robust option that can support their property data management needs. ePropertyPlus is cloud-based and delivered as a SaaS product. This makes it easy to implement. Each subscription delivers a robust database for managing data and processes, a Public Site for marketing property to the public, a native mobile app that works on iOS and Android, and a stellar customer support experience. ePropertyPlus is intuitive to use and supported with an online Community Site that provides a combination help desk, idea forum, and user community.

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