Author: Sarah Frame

How to Fund Land Banks

The number of land banks grew dramatically in the wake of the foreclosure crisis. So has our understanding of how to successfully fund them.  See full article here.  ...

2017 MALB Leadership Summit

Michigan has paved the way for Land Banking across the country, and this Summit offers Michigan land bank leaders an opportunity to grow even more sophisticated and better connected in the advancement of work to revitalize Michigan communities. Building on the success of our previous...

MALB RFP – Economic Impact Study

Click below to view the full RFP: RFP/RFQ #02-2017 - Economic Impact Study   Response to Questions The Michigan Association of Land Banks (MALB) is soliciting qualified firms to complete an Impact Study associated with Michigan Land Banks. MALB is requesting proposals for an Impact Study to: • Understand the various...

MSHDA Blight Elimination Program 2017 NOFA

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is seeking proposals in support of targeted demolition activity within local units of governments across Michigan with the goal of initiating or triggering private investment and development; supporting current investment and development, promoting public safety, and/or stabilizing and...

Battle Creek neighborhoods are improving

Battle Creek's neighborhoods have seen promising progress in recent years, and city officials are hopeful the upward trend will continue into the next decade. From code violations to property values, local neighborhoods have improved for the third consecutive year, indicating a rise out of the foreclosure...