Lawrence County Land Bank

Mission Statement

The Lawrence County Land Bank (LCLB) will strategically acquire distressed properties and return them to productive, tax-paying use. The LCLB will: reduce blight; stabilize neighborhoods and property values; promote neighborhood reinvestment and economic development opportunities; and improve the quality of life in Lawrence County.

Purpose

  • Facilitate the strategic acquisition of abandoned, tax-delinquent, unmarketable or other distressed properties and reclaim underutilized properties that can be razed to remove blight, rehabilitated, or transferred to increase residential ownership.
  • Temporarily hold and manage certain types of properties designated for reuse.
  • Work in partnership with Lawrence County municipalities and other appropriate agencies to assemble properties and consolidate ownership of properties in transitional areas.
  • Promote healthy, sustainable neighborhoods across Lawrence County.