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.

Operating as usual

03/31/2021
JOB POSTING: Seasonal/Temporary Property Maintenance CrewsThe Genesee County Land Bank Authority is seeking seasonal/tem...
03/30/2021
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 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021.

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

Jobs

Please click this link for more information - response.epa.gov/FormerBFH.  This flyer is also available in Spanish & Ara...
03/29/2021

Please click this link for more information - response.epa.gov/FormerBFH. This flyer is also available in Spanish & Arabic, please visit the website above.

Talks for HGTV star Nicole Curtis to rehab home in Flint ‘ongoing and very positive’
03/26/2021
Talks for HGTV star Nicole Curtis to rehab home in Flint ‘ongoing and very positive’

Talks for HGTV star Nicole Curtis to rehab home in Flint ‘ongoing and very positive’

Nicole Curtis is in “ongoing and very positive” discussions about taking on a home rehabilitation project in Flint, the executive director of the Genesee County Land Bank says, and the star of HGTV’s “Rehab Addict” isn’t hiding her enthusiasm for what she’s calling “our latest city p...

Flint Neighborhoods United
03/25/2021

Flint Neighborhoods United

Mid week Joke of the Day
03/24/2021

Mid week Joke of the Day

We are grateful to our partners at the EPA!
03/24/2021
Feds will demolish Brown Funeral Home on Flint’s east side

We are grateful to our partners at the EPA!

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will begin demolishing the former Brown's Funeral Home on Davison Road starting next month, saying a series of fires there have made the property a danger to the public.

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department
03/23/2021

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department

The Neighborhood Services Center provides a number of emergency services to low income families in Genesee County. The Center's staff assists residents to prevent utility shut-offs, eviction, and ultimately homelessness.

City of Flint
03/19/2021

City of Flint

Yard waste collection will start up again the week of April 5, 2021, for residents in the City of Flint. Yard waste is picked up weekly on residents’ normal trash collection days through Thanksgiving week. Read more about yard waste collection: http://ow.ly/Gdl750E3H7T

03/17/2021
Franklin Avenue Mission Mercy House before renovation.
03/16/2021

Franklin Avenue Mission Mercy House before renovation.

03/16/2021
Franklin Avenue Mission

Sold in 2016, this structure that was at one time destined to be demolished has been transformed by The Franklin Avenue Mission into Mercy House: “A long-term transitional .housing ministry, aimed at giving mothers the skills they need to physically care and financially provide for their families in healthy, sustainable ways.”

This week we celebrate one complete year at #MercyHouse, our #TransitionalHousing program focused on assisting mothers and their children who are struggling with homelessness on #Flint's #Eastside.

Rev. Christian Jones, director of #FranklinAveMission, and Shearese Stapleton, director of Mercy House, give a glimpse of what life is like for participants.

#Hope #MiLCMS #LCMS #Acts2Enterprise #UrbanMinistry

Do you have a question or concern about a Land Bank property?  If so, go to www.thelandbank.org, click on “Contact”  in ...
03/15/2021
Genesee County Land Bank - Contact

Do you have a question or concern about a Land Bank property?

If so, go to www.thelandbank.org, click on “Contact” in the upper right hand corner of your screen and type in your question or concern along with your contact information and we will look into it and get back to you. Choose your issue from the dropdown menu and don't forget to submit once you complete the online form.

Planning a community cleanup in your area? Or just simply want to know more about your neighborhood? Map your neighborho...
03/12/2021

Planning a community cleanup in your area? Or just simply want to know more about your neighborhood? Map your neighborhood by creating your own custom boundary using the Flint Property Portal. This feature is not available on mobile apps. Click here to go to the Flint Portal: https://flintpropertyportal.com/.

The portal is delivered to you through a partnership between the Genesee County Land Bank and the City of Flint.

03/10/2021
Flint Neighborhoods United
03/10/2021

Flint Neighborhoods United

Community Foundation of Greater Flint
03/08/2021

Community Foundation of Greater Flint

The 2021 Neighborhoods Small Grants deadline for the grant application is March 31. Learn more during 2021 Connect the Blocks: Flint Neighborhood Summit, A Virtual Event, on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Register for the event today at http://bit.ly/2021nsgpsummit.

03/05/2021
817 N Stevenson Demolition

The buildings are gone and the contractor is grading the site at 817 N Stevenson St! Topsoil, seed and straw will be placed later this Spring.

Corridor Alliance Chapter of Flint River Watershed Coalition
03/05/2021

Corridor Alliance Chapter of Flint River Watershed Coalition

Tuesday is supposed to be 64F and sunny, perfect for an impromptu spring clean-up! Join the UACC around Kettering and the Flint River to tidy up some winter trash on Tuesday and #thinkspring. The University Avenue Corridor

Did you know that you can use the Portal to update any property condition if the condition has recently changed?  Click ...
03/04/2021

Did you know that you can use the Portal to update any property condition if the condition has recently changed? Click here to go to the Flint Portal: https://flintpropertyportal.com/

The portal is delivered to you through a partnership between the Genesee County Land Bank and the City of Flint.

03/03/2021
Metro Community Development
03/02/2021

Metro Community Development

🦋Since 2006, Cultivating Our Community has assisted Genesee County residents in fostering beauty by planting and maintaining gardens throughout the city, and in public spaces. Their monarch waystations have provided a space for pollinators and have connected residents and nature. Find out how they're keeping Genesee County beautiful: http://geneseecountyparks.org/kgcb/cultivating-our-community/

In their first year of service, Vessels of God – A Veterans group went far above and beyond program expectations! Allott...
02/25/2021

In their first year of service, Vessels of God – A Veterans group went far above and beyond program expectations! Allotted 25 properties, they were able to transform their service area by strategically maintaining over 80 properties in their area this season alone. Transforming their neighborhood one property at a time. Thank you, members of Vessels of God for the exceptional work this season! Apply today if you are interested in joining Clean & Green as a new group too! Last week to apply! Applications are due 2/26/2021 @ 3:30 pm.

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

Update…..Demolition work continues at 817 N Stevenson St. Work began just before Christmas and is scheduled to be comple...
02/24/2021

Update…..Demolition work continues at 817 N Stevenson St. Work began just before Christmas and is scheduled to be completed this Spring.

Flint Neighborhoods United
02/24/2021

Flint Neighborhoods United

Mowing completed by Clean & Green groups may help to prevent traffic accidents. Many groups prioritize maintaining inter...
02/23/2021

Mowing completed by Clean & Green groups may help to prevent traffic accidents. Many groups prioritize maintaining intersections so drivers are able to see clearly. Thank you Clean & Green groups for keeping drivers safe! Apply today if you are interested in maintaining vacant properties in your neighborhood! Last week to apply! Applications are due 2/26/2021 @ 3:30 pm.

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

Ruth Mott Foundation extends north Flint focus for another 5 years - Ruth Mott Foundation
02/23/2021
Ruth Mott Foundation extends north Flint focus for another 5 years - Ruth Mott Foundation

Ruth Mott Foundation extends north Flint focus for another 5 years - Ruth Mott Foundation

Grantmaking will continue to focus on residents’ priorities of youth, public safety, economic opportunity, neighborhoods for at least the next 5 years   FLINT, Michigan — The Ruth Mott Foundation is announcing it will extend its commitment to focus on north Flint for at least another five years...

Thanks to a generous grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation in support of the City of Flint’s  Choice Neighborhood Initiati...
02/22/2021

Thanks to a generous grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation in support of the City of Flint’s Choice Neighborhood Initiative, GCLBA is close to completing 44 residential and 2 commercial demolition projects in the South Flint Community Plan area. Projects that are in process and will be completed with seed and straw in Spring are highlighted in this map. 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 Clean & Green groups do more than just mow? Groups completed over 250 clean ups to remove illegal dump...
02/19/2021

Did you know that Clean & Green groups do more than just mow? Groups completed over 250 clean ups to remove illegal dumping and fallen tree limbs from vacant properties during 2020 alone. Apply today if you are interested in cleaning and greening vacant properties in your neighborhood! Only 2 weeks left to apply! Applications are due 2/26/2021 @ 3:30 pm.
For more information please visit our website: http://www.thelandbank.org/clean_green_prog.asp.

Maintaining vacant properties is not an easy task. In order to mow, nearly 80% of groups removed illegal dumping and 70%...
02/17/2021

Maintaining vacant properties is not an easy task. In order to mow, nearly 80% of groups removed illegal dumping and 70% removed fallen trees and limbs from vacant properties across the city. Many groups suffered equipment damages while maintaining properties. We appreciate our Clean & Green groups for the hard work that they do to keep our city beautiful! Apply today if you are interested in joining Clean & Green! Only 2 weeks left to apply! Applications are due 2/26/2021 @ 3:30 pm.

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

What’s In Store for the Land Bank? Message from the Executive DirectorWhen I started at the Land Bank this Spring, I wor...
02/16/2021

What’s In Store for the Land Bank? Message from the Executive Director

When I started at the Land Bank this Spring, I worried about how the pandemic would affect the work that we do here. How would we interact and communicate with the community? How would we manage some of the functions virtually that have always been done through direct engagement? How do we work remotely in a cohesive way and catch up on everything that had stalled during the shelter in place order? To make matters more challenging, I was facing the loss of two of our senior staff due to new opportunities and retirement. I can safely say I found the prospect overwhelming at the least. But then I remembered my favorite quote by Winston Churchill, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” In response to this crisis, the first thing we decided was that the safety and the well-being of both the public and the land bank employees was the most important. We modified all of our practices and activities to make sure that we could get our work done in the most responsible way possible.

Click this link to read more…..http://www.thelandbank.org/downloads/lbanewsletterannualreportfall2020finalupdated2921.pdf

Did you know, over 65% of Clean & Green groups include local youth in cleaning and greening and ultimately changing thei...
02/15/2021

Did you know, over 65% of Clean & Green groups include local youth in cleaning and greening and ultimately changing their neighborhoods? Many youth do more than just maintain properties. They also develop and implement project plans. Youth today are the leaders of tomorrow! Apply today if you are interested in including youth when maintaining vacant properties in your neighborhood! Only 2 weeks left to apply! Applications are due 2/26/2021 @ 3:30 pm.

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

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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