PROJECT SPOTLIGHTS:

OUR BUYERS ARE RECLAIMING VACANT PROPERTIES ALL THROUGHOUT ALBANY COUNTY! HEAR WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY…

 
“The Land Bank gave us the opportunity to accomplish our desire to move to the South End. We had looked for several years for a house that would fit our needs. The staff were very helpful in showing us houses and land. Being able to purchase land and build a one-story house on it has fulfilled our wish.”

- Eric and Debbie, New Construction, City of Albany

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The Land Bank has given us the opportunity to guide grassroots community development.
This mechanism for the growth and sustainability of our neighborhood is so effective
because its process is informed by the participation of those it serves. Without the Albany
County Land Bank, this level of intensive, inclusive, and sustainable development would not
have been possible. Together we have taken vacant land in a food desert and converted it
to a community oasis!

-Greg, Albany Victory Gardens
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 Before photo of a vacant building was rehabbed by a Land Bank buyer

Before photo of a vacant building was rehabbed by a Land Bank buyer

 After photo of a rehab in the Town of Bethlehem

After photo of a rehab in the Town of Bethlehem

I never imagined owning my own home…it was a great opportunity for me...the price was affordable and the process was much easier…

-Mairy, First time home buyer, City of Albany
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“I recently bought a vacant lot through the “Spend a Little, Get A LOT!” program. I’ve spent
the last six years staring and dreaming at that lot that I can see right from my front stoop.
I’m excited and energized by the possibilities my little plot of land holds. It was a wonderful
experience and I greatly appreciate the Albany County Land Bank prioritizing neighborhood
residents by making this process easy and accessible for the people who actually live here.
Thank you!”
—Alisa, Vacant Lot Purchase, Albany, NY
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Before photo

 After photo of a flourishing vacant lot in Albany’s South End neighborhood.

After photo of a flourishing vacant lot in Albany’s South End neighborhood.