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.

06/08/2020

The Genesee County Land Bank office will be staffed again on Monday June 8, 2020, but will remain closed to the public. Staff will be working and able to assist you by phone and e-mail. Please call the office (810) 257-3088 between 9 am and 4 pm Monday –Friday with any questions you may have. Our office will be opened to the public on June 15th – by appointment only. Please call the number above to schedule an appointment if necessary

If you have a payment due, please mail it in to 452 S Saginaw St, Floor 2, Flint, MI 48502 or use the locked drop box in our lobby. Please ensure the address or parcel identification number is referenced on your check or envelope.

Please check our website and page for any updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unusual circumstances. Stay Safe.

Genesee County Land Bank's cover photo
06/05/2020

Genesee County Land Bank's cover photo

06/05/2020

#JusticeForFloyd The Genesee County Land Bank stands firmly with the Black Lives Matter Movement. We also stand in solidarity with those in the greater Flint Community and across the country who encounter the often life threatening impacts of systemic racism every day. We will remain steadfast in our work to dismantle any forms of systemic racism. It is our hope that by working with our residents, our partners and other organizations that we can assist in eradicating this horrific disease.

Request for Public CommentThe Genesee County Land Bank Authority is accepting comments and review of Analysis of Brownfi...
06/05/2020

Request for Public Comment
The Genesee County Land Bank Authority is accepting comments and review of Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) and a Community Relations Plan (CRP) prepared for the use of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield Multipurpose Grant Funds to support asbestos cleanup activities at the former Greenview Manor Apartments located at 817 N Stevenson St., Flint, MI 48504.

An administrative record has been established by the GCLBA for project information including the ABCA, environmental investigation reports, and supporting documents. The administrative record will be available for public review and comment at the GCLBA office located at 452 South Saginaw Street, 2nd Floor, Flint, MI 48502. Documentation may also be requested electronically. Some documents including the ABCA, CRP, and a comment form are available for review through GCLBA’s website at: http://www.thelandbank.org/brownfield.asp.
The project will be presented to the GCLBA Board of Directors at the June 10, 2020 Board meeting scheduled to take place at 1:00pm via Zoom. Details for additional public information sessions to be held via Zoom will be found on our website.

The Clean & Green program has officially launched for the season! Clean & Green groups will officially start mowing this...
06/04/2020

The Clean & Green program has officially launched for the season!
Clean & Green groups will officially start mowing this week and the first mowing round will be completed by the end of the month. This year, 59 groups were awarded a collective 3,670 properties. Altogether, groups will receive nearly $515,000 to improve their neighborhoods. The program was delayed this season due to the Governors stay at home order and program modifications to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To keep staff and volunteers safe, we hosted a curbside pickup of program materials on Tuesday afternoon at the Land Bank garage instead of holding a kick-off event as we usually do. Groups will be adhering to social distancing guidelines and taking extra precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19. For more details please visit our website: www.thelandbank.org/clean_green_prog.asp. For questions call or email Raynetta Speed at 810.293.0663 or [email protected]

Job Posting: Seasonal/Temporary Property Maintenance CrewsThe Genesee County Land Bank Authority is seeking seasonal/tem...
05/28/2020
Genesee County Land Bank - Jobs

Job Posting: Seasonal/Temporary Property Maintenance Crews

The Genesee County Land Bank Authority is seeking seasonal/temporary employees to work on our mowing and trash abatement crews. These employees will work 40 hours per week, Monday thru Friday, from May 28th to September 17, 2020. Deadline extended to Friday, June 5, 2020.

For more information please visit our website: http://www.thelandbank.org/jobs.asp

Jobs

Meet the Land Bank’s New Executive DirectorWe are pleased to introduce Michael Freeman as the Genesee County Land Bank’s...
05/21/2020

Meet the Land Bank’s New Executive Director

We are pleased to introduce Michael Freeman as the Genesee County Land Bank’s new Executive Director. After an exhaustive search, the Board of Directors selected Michael Freeman, a long-time Flint resident with more than 26 years of experience in community and economic development, to lead the organization. Michael most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer and Associate Director of Programmatic Underwriting for the City of Detroit's Housing and Revitalization Department. In this capacity, he directed and oversaw departmental operations.......Continue Reading http://www.thelandbank.org/director.asp

Job Posting: Seasonal/Temporary Property Maintenance CrewsThe Genesee County Land Bank Authority is seeking seasonal/tem...
05/20/2020
Genesee County Land Bank - Jobs

Job Posting: Seasonal/Temporary Property Maintenance Crews

The Genesee County Land Bank Authority is seeking seasonal/temporary employees to work on our mowing and trash abatement crews. These employees will work 40 hours per week, Monday thru Friday, from May 28th to September 17, 2020.

For more information please visit our website: http://www.thelandbank.org/jobs.asp

Jobs

05/20/2020

FEATURED HOMES
Starting the week of May 25th, the Land Bank will be showing houses in the Featured Home program in a modified fashion. In order to remain compliant with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-77, all Featured Home showings will be conducted by appointment only. The Land Bank will schedule houses to be shown on a specific day. Please call the office at (810) 257-3088 ext 2 or e-mail [email protected] to schedule your appointment.

Appointments will be scheduled in 20 minute increments. If you don’t have an appointment, you will not be permitted to view the house.

Please visit our website for more information. http://www.thelandbank.org/featured_homes.asp

05/14/2020

Based on the Executive Order from the Governor, our Featured Home program will be resuming the week of May 25th in a modified fashion. In order to remain in compliance with the Governor’s Order, showings will be by appointment only and will be limited to three people per appointment. All social distancing protocol will be required, including the use of masks and ensuring people remain at least six feet apart. We will be advertising the houses starting the week of May 18.

Please check our website and page for any updates.

Did you know that the ground breaking for Phase I of Chevy Commons took place in April 5 years ago? The Site Master Plan...
05/04/2020

Did you know that the ground breaking for Phase I of Chevy Commons took place in April 5 years ago? The Site Master Plan, developed with community input, was designed to be implemented in stages as funding was secured. In 2020, the final phase of development will begin on the remaining portion of the site to the west of Chevrolet Avenue. Here are some photos of progress over the years!

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives and created challenges for all of us.  We are sending this Annual Report as ...
05/02/2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives and created challenges for all of us. We are sending this Annual Report as a reminder that there is evidence of community resilience all around us. Thank you to our many partners and funders for making our work to address the problems with abandoned and tax-foreclosed properties feasible. We hope that you stay healthy and safe.

http://www.thelandbank.org/downloads/lbanewsletterannualreportwinter_2020_final.pdf

04/29/2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, the Land Bank is allowing an additional Skip-A-Payment for the month of May or June. If you are current on your land contract and have been financially affected by the COVID-19 virus, you may qualify for a Skip-A-Payment for the month of May or June. Please sign and submit Skip-A-Payment Authorization form by mail, fax, or in the payment drop box as soon as possible. Late fees for the month of May will be waived.

Please check our website and page for any updates.

Land Bank crews will be maintaining vacant properties in Flint starting on May 18th following the schedule below.
04/29/2020

Land Bank crews will be maintaining vacant properties in Flint starting on May 18th following the schedule below.

03/26/2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Land Bank will be waiving late fees on land contracts for the month of April. To postpone your April land contract payment, please fill out and submit a Skip A Payment form.

Please check our website and page for any updates.

03/23/2020

In compliance with the Governor’s Executive order 2020-21 issued March 23, 2020 for the State of Michigan, the Genesee County Land Bank will be closed until further notice. Please check back for updates for any changes.

Please submit payment through the mail to 452 S Saginaw St, 2nd Floor, Flint MI, 48502, or place them in the drop box on the first floor of the Land Bank Building.

If you are current on your land contract and have been financially affected by the COVID-19 virus, you may qualify for a Skip-A-Payment for the month of April. Please sign and submit the Skip-A-Payment Authorization form by mail, fax, or in the payment drop box as soon as possible.

Please check our website and page for any updates.

03/16/2020

In an effort to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the Genesee County Land Bank will be closed to the public until further notice.

• The March 18, 2020 Board meeting has also been cancelled.

• All Featured Home showings will be cancelled and re-scheduled for a later date.

• If you have a payment due, please mail it in to 452 S Saginaw St, Floor 2, Flint, MI 48502 or use the locked drop box by our door. Please ensure the address or parcel identification number is referenced on your check or envelope.

• Any offers on last week’s Featured Homes may be faxed to (810) 257-3090, e-mailed to [email protected], or dropped in the payment drop box by our door. Please ensure all additional information (photo or photocopy of identification, proof of funds, or 60 days worth of pay stubs) is included with your offer.

Phones will be working and staff will be available. Please call the office (810) 257-3088 between 9 am and 4 pm Monday – Friday with any questions you may have.

Please check our website and page for any updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these unusual circumstances. Stay Safe.

03/13/2020

The Genesee County Land Bank is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 recommendations and will make business decisions accordingly.

As of right now, the Land Bank will continue to operate during regular business hours and host scheduled Featured Home showings as listed on our page and website. Please check back to our page and website for any updates regarding our operations.

We urge you to take proper precautions for your health and welfare and for the community. Information with current recommendations regarding the coronavirus can be found online at: https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus.

Please feel free to submit any offers and back up documentation via e-mail to [email protected].

We thank you for your understanding. Please stay safe.

02/14/2020

Interested in learning about housing options, purchasing options, credit scores and reporting, land contract basics, the importance of a home inspection, and other information on how to be a well-informed home buyer? Interested in purchasing your primary home from the Land Bank?

Metro community Development and Genesee County Habitat for Humanity both offer Fair Housing and Introduction to Homebuyer Education Classes.

Contact Metro Community Development at https://www.metrocommunitydevelopment.com/
or Genesee County Habitat for Humanity at https://www.geneseehabitat.org/homebuyer-education.html for more information.

Please join us for our second meeting to review and critique 36 images for potential vacant lot reuses. Our areas of foc...
01/29/2020

Please join us for our second meeting to review and critique 36 images for potential vacant lot reuses. Our areas of focus are vacant lots in Carriage Town and residential lots near Kettering University. More details can be found in the flier below. All are welcome to join!

Land Bank Loft Apartments Available - One loft vacancy available in the Land Bank Center – 1 bedroom, 1 bath loft apartm...
01/28/2020

Land Bank Loft Apartments Available -
One loft vacancy available in the Land Bank Center – 1 bedroom, 1 bath loft apartment complete with stove, refrigerator, central air, access to coin washer/dryer laundry rooms on each floor, handicap accessible and additional storage space. $750.00 per month
For more information contact Paul McShane at 810-257-3088 ext. 531 or [email protected]

The Genesee County’s Clean & Green program is now accepting applications for the 2020 mowing season! The program support...
01/24/2020

The Genesee County’s Clean & Green program is now accepting applications for the 2020 mowing season!

The program supports innovative community groups and organizations in the cleaning, maintaining, and beautifying of otherwise vacant properties in Genesee County. Groups are selected to participate in the program through a competitive application process. Applications are due by February 21st 2020 by 3:30pm. Apply today!

For more information and to download a copy of the application for Clean & Green visit http://www.thelandbank.org/clean_green_prog.asp or contact Raynetta Speed, by phone at 810-257-3088 ext. 536 or e-mail [email protected].

01/18/2020

All featured home open houses have been cancelled for today due to inclement weather. Call our office Tuesday if you missed seeing one of this week's homes.

The Genesee County Land Bank Authority, City of Flint, and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energ...
12/17/2019

The Genesee County Land Bank Authority, City of Flint, and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) received awards at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Brownfields Training Conference for Outstanding Contributions in Brownfield Redevelopment for working together with a coalition of partners including Genesee County Parks and many organizations and contractors along the way to transform Chevy in the Hole into a public greenspace now known as Chevy Commons. Thank you to the EPA and EGLE for supporting this important project!

Are you interested in expanding your side yard or maintaining the lot next door?  Good news, you may be eligible to purc...
12/11/2019

Are you interested in expanding your side yard or maintaining the lot next door? Good news, you may be eligible to purchase or lease an adjacent vacant lot from the Genesee County Land Bank! Apply today!

For more info on vacant sales and leases, visit http://www.thelandbank.org/lots.asp

To search for Land Bank lots available near you, visit www.flintpropertyportal.com if you live in the city of Flint or www.landgrid.com if you live outside of the city of Flint.

12/11/2019

Updated - Our phones are now working. (12/11/19, 12:27 pm)

The Land Bank phones are not working. We do not have an restoration time. Sorry for any inconvenience.

All year long, but especially during this season, we are grateful for our partners. We appreciate you and all you have d...
11/26/2019

All year long, but especially during this season, we are grateful for our partners. We appreciate you and all you have done to support our work to improve our community during the past 15 years. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving and a happy holiday season – From all of us at the Genesee County Land Bank

Our office will be closed on November 28th & 29th to observe the Thanksgiving Holiday.

11/22/2019

The next Genesee County Land Bank Board Meeting will be Wednesday, December 11th at 1 p.m.

11/20/2019

The Genesee County Land Bank board meeting scheduled for today has been cancelled due to lack of quorum. A re-scheduled board meeting will be announced as soon as possible.

11/08/2019

Our office will be closed on Monday, November 11th to observe the Veteran’s Day holiday.

The office will re-open at 9 am Tuesday, November 12th.

11/08/2019

The Genesee County Land Bank phones currently are not working. We cannot make or receive calls at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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

Telephone

(810) 257-3088

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