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Community Development

Effective Land Banking Strategies Call-in Session

Land banks have proved to be flexible housing-stabilization tools that municipalities can use to manage excess residential property. Join community development practitioners, policymakers, and academics from across the country at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 1, for a Federal Reserve call-in session on the topic.

Municipalities have developed land banks to meet various challenges in their local housing markets, such as addressing acquisition costs of excess properties and defining ownership status of vacant and abandoned properties. Land banks are also used to stimulate greater local demand for housing. Join academics and practitioners to hear their perspectives on this important topic. Session presenters include:

  • Frank Alexander, Sam Nunn Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law
  • Thomas Fitzpatrick, economist, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Chris Norman, executive director, Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority

Register for this interactive session and Q&A at the Connecting Communities™ website. Participants are encouraged to submit questions by e-mail in advance of the session.

This event is part of the Federal Reserve';s Connecting Communities series, which is a national initiative intended to provide community development practitioners, financial institution representatives, policymakers, and others with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics.