“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
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 effectivebecause its process is informed by the participation of those it serves. Without the AlbanyCounty Land Bank, this level of intensive, inclusive, and sustainable development would nothave been possible. Together we have taken vacant land in a food desert and converted itto a community oasis!-Greg, Albany Victory Gardens
Before photo of a vacant building was rehabbed by a Land Bank buyer
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
“I recently bought a vacant lot through the “Spend a Little, Get A LOT!” program. I’ve spentthe 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 wonderfulexperience and I greatly appreciate the Albany County Land Bank prioritizing neighborhoodresidents by making this process easy and accessible for the people who actually live here.Thank you!”—Alisa, Vacant Lot Purchase, Albany, NY
After photo of a flourishing vacant lot in Albany’s South End neighborhood.