Genesee County Land Bank

Genesee County Land Bank The Genesee County Land Bank works in collaboration with the Genesee County Treasurer's Office to bring tax reverted properties back into productive use.

Through partnerships with public, private and non-profit stakeholder, the Land Bank encourages reinvestment in tax foreclosed properties. Since its inception in 2002, the Genesee County Land Bank has taken the lead in applying the economic tools created under this new system by playing an active role in stabilizing neighborhoods and revitalizing the City of Flint and the surrounding areas. The Land Bank encourages re-use of more than 4,000 residential, commercial and industrial properties that it has acquired through the tax foreclosure process. This is accomplished through partnerships with public, private and non-profit partners as well as with the proceeds from the tax foreclosure process, proceeds from GCLB sales and rental programs, grants, loans, and bonds.

Mission: The Land Bank's mission is to restore value to the community by acquiring, developing and selling vacant and abandoned properties in cooperation with stakeholders who value responsible land ownership.

Operating as usual

11/06/2020
Chevy Commons

Today is a beautiful day to make use of Chevy Commons. Here are some sights and sounds around Chevy on this breezy and warm Friday morning. Have a wonderful weekend!

This last mow for the Clean & Green season was created by the Latinx Tech Community Center which is located on the Easts...
11/05/2020

This last mow for the Clean & Green season was created by the Latinx Tech Community Center which is located on the Eastside of Flint. The tech center has managed this lovely space for the entire growing season. When you visit the tech center please share your appreciation for their work.

Environmental Cleanup & Demolition of Former Dry CleanerAfter completing environmental inspections at the former Royal C...
11/04/2020

Environmental Cleanup & Demolition of Former Dry Cleaner
After completing environmental inspections at the former Royal Cleaners located at 2812 Clio Rd, GCLBA requested assistance from the U.S. EPA. In 2014, the EPA completed an Emergency Response cleanup. The EPA spent over $760,000 on the environmental cleanup of this property. GCLBA assisted EPA in their response by completing the demolition of 2812 Clio Rd and some adjacent structures with funding from the Michigan Land Bank Authority with Michigan Blight Elimination Grant funds. This is just one of many examples of how the Land Bank partners with state and federal agencies to address challenges on a tax-foreclosed property! We value and appreciate our partners!

This rehabbed condo is a perfect blend of comfort and easy living situated in heart of Grand Blanc.  Located in the desi...
11/03/2020
9484 Timber Ridge – $149,900

This rehabbed condo is a perfect blend of comfort and easy living situated in heart of Grand Blanc. Located in the desirable community of Timber Ridge. Open and airy floor plan with total renovation including every inch: kitchen & baths, granite countertops, custom paint throughout and private finished lower level with a beautiful fireplace. Nothing to do but move in! For more information or to schedule a showing, contact our listing agent at:
https://matrix.realcomponline.com/matrix/shared/5p26y6vnTZGd/9484TimberRidgeDrive

MLS# 2200089961 – This condo in Grand Blanc, MI is newly renovated and offers many desirable features. A spacious living room and dining space are upstairs near a spare bedroom, full bath and the m...

Flint Public Art Project
11/03/2020

Flint Public Art Project

This mural transformation project was done through a series of workshops with the MLK Avenue Plus Block Club and funding from Keep Genesee County Beautiful and the Genesee County Land Bank for the use of this beautiful canvas. This beautiful mural by Kevin Burdick with KOBRA Paint USA is located on Martin Luther King Avenue, just south of Pasadena. Also, a special thank to Community Foundation of Greater Flint Mott Foundation Greater Flint Arts Council COlabs and #shareartgenesee for continuing support of the Flint mural project.

11/02/2020
The GovLab

The Flint Property Portal (flintpropertyportal.com) is highlighted as an international model for collecting data crowdsourced from residents to support public decision-making and help make the case for federal grant funding.

"Institutions which choose to work more openly and collaboratively with local organizations and citizens are better able to respond to public problems," - Beth Noveck. Read more on "Using Collective Intelligence to Solve Public Problems" in this press release: https://t.co/0M9SAnP7kW?amp=1

Residents on the 1700 Block of Montana in Flint are enjoying the Fall colors this year after the Land Bank demolished th...
11/02/2020

Residents on the 1700 Block of Montana in Flint are enjoying the Fall colors this year after the Land Bank demolished three blighted structures on the block in 2019.
Photos by Renee Harvey

Contractors aren’t the only ones making tracks on Chevy Commons 🦌This week contractors are laying the foundations to con...
10/30/2020

Contractors aren’t the only ones making tracks on Chevy Commons 🦌
This week contractors are laying the foundations to connect to the Flint River/Iron Belle Trail that runs through Chevy!
Upon completion of the final phase of construction, Chevy Commons will have over 3 miles of paved trails.

Today’s demolition on South Saginaw is brought to you by a partnership with the City of Flint to support the Choice Neig...
10/29/2020

Today’s demolition on South Saginaw is brought to you by a partnership with the City of Flint to support the Choice Neighborhoods Grant and South Flint Community Plan with Community Development Block Grant Dollars. If you’d like to know more about Choice Neighborhoods and the South Flint Community Plan, you can check out their page here: https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceSFCP/?ref=page_internal

Did you know that Genesee County Land Bank Authority assisted in the transformation of the corner of Fenton and Hill Roa...
10/29/2020

Did you know that Genesee County Land Bank Authority assisted in the transformation of the corner of Fenton and Hill Roads? A former abandoned and blighted gas station in Grand Blanc Township was tax-foreclosed in 2002 and added to GCLBA’s inventory. We invested $70,000 in Environmental Protection Agency Site Assessment Grant Funds and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality loan to clean up the site and to prepare it for redevelopment. In 2008 this property was purchased by McDonald’s Real Estate Company, who combined the parcel with their own property and rebuilt the restaurant adding space and additional parking. We love to see abandoned and tax-foreclosed properties put back into productive use!

We'd like to thank Flint Public Art Project and artist Kevin Burdick for this beautiful in-progress mural on a Land Bank...
10/28/2020

We'd like to thank Flint Public Art Project and artist Kevin Burdick for this beautiful in-progress mural on a Land Bank property on MLK. Kevin started on Saturday and has made great progress. We can't wait to see the final product!

The Grand Traverse Clean & Green Team has created another beautiful Fall landscape on Carrill Court in Flint for all of ...
10/28/2020

The Grand Traverse Clean & Green Team has created another beautiful Fall landscape on Carrill Court in Flint for all of the residents to appreciate!

Land Bank seasonal maintenance crews have finished their work for the year. Thank you to the 35 local Land Bank crew mem...
10/27/2020

Land Bank seasonal maintenance crews have finished their work for the year. Thank you to the 35 local Land Bank crew members for: Removing more than 630 tons of trash from vacant properties; Mowing more than 17,000 vacant properties in the City of Flint; Completing more than 1,500 mows in neighborhoods throughout Genesee County; and, Boarding and securing more than 500 vacant structures.

Thanks to our partnership with the City of Flint, this morning we said good-bye to a long standing blighted property on ...
10/27/2020

Thanks to our partnership with the City of Flint, this morning we said good-bye to a long standing blighted property on the corner of Saginaw and Jamieson. The dreary weather doesn’t match the sunny feeling we get when are able to make our community a safer place!

It is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week! Please help us spread the word and participate to raise awareness. #NLPPW...
10/27/2020

It is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week! Please help us spread the word and participate to raise awareness. #NLPPW2020 #leadfreekids

Lead exposure is dangerous during early childhood development, particularly for children who crawl! Make sure to take off your shoes when entering the house to prevent bringing lead-contaminated soil in from outside. #NLPPW2020 #leadfreekids
https://www.epa.gov/lead/learn-about-lead#exposed

#NLPPW2020 #leadfreekids
10/27/2020

#NLPPW2020 #leadfreekids

It's National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW) which is a call to bring together individuals, organizations, industry, and state, tribal, and local governments to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness in an effort to reduce childhood exposure to lead. Looking for abatement resources locally? Reach out to the Flint Registry or Genesee Health System for more information.

Have you ever wondered how or why the Land Bank gets its properties?Many people think that the Land Bank purchases its p...
10/26/2020
Important Information for Property Owners with Delinquent Taxes

Have you ever wondered how or why the Land Bank gets its properties?
Many people think that the Land Bank purchases its properties and then makes a profit by selling them. The Land Bank is a non-profit, government organization. Each year we receive thousands of tax foreclosed properties in Genesee County, many of which have been vacant for years and are now blighted. Before the Land Bank began operating, vacant properties in Genesee County had hundreds of different owners, most of whom did not live or work in the area. The Land Bank was created so that our local government could receive tax foreclosed properties, gain control over them, and begin to put them back into productive use.
For more information regarding the Genesee County Treasurer's Office website: https://www.gc4me.com/departments/treasurer_s/delinquent_real_property.php.

PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTSFORMS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD Foreclosure Prevention Goals Foreclosure Hardship Policy Tax Foreclosure Postponement Form Homestead Commercial Property Foreclosure Postponement Form On July 22, 1999, the Governor of Michigan signed Public Act 123 of 1999, which shortens the time p...

The Land Banks sends condolences to the Gonzalez family. We are forever grateful for Ryon’s beautiful artwork that has t...
10/26/2020
Rest in Paint: Flint muralist remembered for generosity, kindness - Flint Beat

The Land Banks sends condolences to the Gonzalez family. We are forever grateful for Ryon’s beautiful artwork that has transformed abandoned buildings in Flint. May the God of Comfort keep you during this difficult time.

Flint, MI--Just a few weeks before he died, Ryon Gonzalez finished painting the mural along the fence at the old Mega Coney Island. Funky yellow,

Here are some pictures from work completed on Chevy Commons this week. Through the years Genesee County Land Bank has wo...
10/23/2020

Here are some pictures from work completed on Chevy Commons this week. Through the years Genesee County Land Bank has worked with a coalition of local, state and federal partners to construct a low-maintenance, green cap that varies in depth from 2’ to 12’ across 72 acres. The cap and native vegetative cover minimizes storm water infiltration and runoff to the Flint River.

Good news!  Demolition of the burned out building at 3514 Martin Luther King Ave is underway!
10/22/2020

Good news! Demolition of the burned out building at 3514 Martin Luther King Ave is underway!

Another beautiful fall landscape on Chevrolet Avenue that was created by Ballenger Square – a  Clean & Green program par...
10/22/2020

Another beautiful fall landscape on Chevrolet Avenue that was created by Ballenger Square – a Clean & Green program participant.

10/22/2020
Don't forget to check out our featured home tomorrow in Flushing!
10/21/2020
5105 Flushing Rd, Flushing, MI 48433 | Zillow

Don't forget to check out our featured home tomorrow in Flushing!

For sale: $26,900. For questions about this house contact Genesee County Land Bank at 810-257-3088 ext. 2 for sales. Fireplace, Deck, 1 Car Garage, Deck and Basement in Flushing Schools District NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE OPEN HOUSE IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY COVID-19 LI...

The Land Bank sells affordable houses to new homeowners.  These homes have often been vacant for a few years and are in ...
10/21/2020

The Land Bank sells affordable houses to new homeowners. These homes have often been vacant for a few years and are in need of repairs and renovation. Check out these resources on safe home renovation:

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-09/documents/rr_english_color_book.pdf

https://www.thisoldhouse.com/

https://www.youtube.com/user/HouseImprovements

Thank you Land Bank crew members for cleaning, clearing and mowing more than 17,000 vacant properties in the City of Fli...
10/20/2020

Thank you Land Bank crew members for cleaning, clearing and mowing more than 17,000 vacant properties in the City of Flint and completing more than 1,500 mows in neighborhoods throughout Genesee County. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to improving our community.

One of the ways the Land Banks partners with neighborhood groups is through neighborhood cleanups. A neighborhood cleanu...
10/19/2020

One of the ways the Land Banks partners with neighborhood groups is through neighborhood cleanups. A neighborhood cleanup was held in the Durant Tuuri Mott target area with support from GM Cares, Kettering University, the City of Flint Blight & Neighborhood Stabilization, and neighborhood residents to address blighted conditions at a vacant property. We are so grateful for everyone’s hard work in filling three dumpsters!

Thanks to the Flint Public Art Project and artist Eric Hornsby for giving this tax-foreclosed Land Bank building a facel...
10/16/2020

Thanks to the Flint Public Art Project and artist Eric Hornsby for giving this tax-foreclosed Land Bank building a facelift!

Spirit of the wolverine by Eric Hornsby on Corunna Rd. KOBRA Paint USA COlabs

This week, contractors are pouring some sidewalks and laying the groundwork for others. Work on the gabion wall along th...
10/16/2020

This week, contractors are pouring some sidewalks and laying the groundwork for others. Work on the gabion wall along the river continues, and the majority of fill has been brought to the site. Topsoil and planting will take place in the Spring.

10/16/2020
Demolishing blighted structures has transformed neighborhoods over the years

Demolition is one of the Land Bank’s most well-known and popular activities. Residents and community members share, time and time again, that demolishing blighted structures makes them feel safer and improves neighborhood conditions. More than 8,200 blighted Land Bank structures have been demolished in Genesee County since 2004, primarily with grant funds. The Land Bank has raised or leveraged more than $100 million to assess, demolish, and rehab blighted structures in Genesee County.

Address

452 S Saginaw St
Flint, MI
48502

General information

HISTORY Michigan had a tax foreclosure process that hopelessly mired tax reverted properties in a legal limbo. This contributed to urban decline in Flint by keeping properties off of the tax roll and out of circulation for up to seven years. In 1999, the Michigan State Legislature created a new, streamlined system for returning tax-reverted properties to productive use (P.A. 123 and a subsequent P.A. 258). This changed the way foreclosed properties were handled by giving outright ownership of these properties to the local County Treasurer after only two and a half years. (See Comparison Chart) With this new process, Michigan opened the door for communities to reclaim, reinvest in and rebuild their neighborhoods. Thus, the Genesee County Land Reutilization Council (LRC) was created. In 2004, after the State of Michigan passed the land bank legislation, the LRC became the Genesee County Land Bank Authority (GCLBA). The GCLBA uses the new tax law as a constructive community development tool: avoiding the potential neglect or misuse that comes from selling land at auction, the County is able to acquire abandoned land through the foreclosure process and determine the best use of that land. The GCLBA assembles land for transfer to adjacent homeowners, develops long and short-term green spaces, and assembles land for new housing and commercial development. The objective is to restore the integrity of the community by removing dilapidated structures and redeveloping abandoned properties.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

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(810) 257-3088

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