“Greater Syracuse Land Bank gets $2 million to demolish, renovate abandoned homes”
“The land bank is among 19 statewide that received more than $20 million in funding, but it was one of just two that got the full $2 million available. The land bank has now received more than $5 million total from the AG’s grant, called the Land Bank Community Revitalization Initiative.
The bank here will use the money to demolish 56 “blighted” properties in and around the city, as well as to renovate eight other homes, according to a statement from the organization.”
(Patrick Lohmann, syracuse.com, March 27, 2017)Read Article
“Vacant Syracuse houses will be transformed into bright spots using kids’ art”
“The Syracuse Land Bank, which owns 800 vacant properties, will be putting kids’ art in the windows of rundown houses they walk by daily on their way to school.”
(Marnie Eisenstadt, syracuse.com, March 2, 2017)Read Article
“Affordable Homes: Buyers purchase vacant properties and restore them to usable form”
This article tells the story of several families who have purchased Land Bank homes over the past few years – some directly from the Land Bank and others fixed up with grant funds by Home HeadQuarters.
(By Jasmine Gomez, The Stand, January 30, 2017)Read Article
“Nearby home abandoned, not kept up? CNY town to take aggressive tactic: seizing it”
The Greater Syracuse Land Bank plans to partner with the Town of Dewitt to acquire “zombie properties” in order to return them to productive use.
(By Elizabeth Doran, syracuse.com, January 25, 2017)Read Article
“Syracuse Land Bank looking to sell seized and renovated rental properties to neighbors”
(By Alex Dunbar, CNYCentral.com, 1/17/17)Read Article
“Syracuse Land Bank addresses lead in homes, zombie properties in DeWitt”
(By Tom Magnarelli, WRVO, 1/18/17)Read Article
“Syracuse Land Bank reaches milestone, sells 400th home in the city”
(WSYR, Published 1/17/17)Read Article
“Land Bank Sells 400th Property, Continues to Put Vacant and Abandoned Properties Back into Use”
(By Scott Willis, WAER, January 17, 2017)Read Article
“Greater Syracuse Land Bank on WCNY’s “Insight””
Katelyn Wright, the Greater Syracuse Land Bank’s executive director, and Paul Driscoll, the City’s Commissioner of Neighborhood & Business Development, were interviewed on the December 9, 2016 episode of WCNY’s “Insight.” This episode features an interview with Rihine D. Hinds, a local electrical contractor who purchased 236 Hillsdale Ave. from the Land Bank in March 2016. Mr. Hinds purchased this house to renovate for him and his family and this segment highlights his experience buying from the Land Bank and their renovation project in-progress.
(Episode Aired December 9, 2016)Watch Episode