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A land bank is a government entity focused on the conversion of vacant, abandoned, and tax-delinquent properties into productive use.
The purpose of the Commission is to reverse urban blight, increase homeownership and the stability of property values, provide affordable housing, improve the health and safety of neighborhoods within the City of Jonesboro, and maintain the architectural fabric of the community.
There are approximately 170 land banks operating throughout the country. There are two operating in Arkansas – Little Rock and Jonesboro.
There are four main ways to bring property into the land bank:
Yes, all Land Bank meetings are open to the public. The Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Center at 300 S. Church Street in Jonesboro. If you have questions, feel free to contact us by phone at 870-336-7291 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org