Welcome.

The MWCLT Richmond Land Bank provides a strategic, streamlined, and transparent method for repurposing vacant and tax delinquent property into assets that address community needs and desires.

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Congratulations, HandUp!

Coming Soon to Brookland Park Boulevard:

An affordable community pharmacy, primary care, and preventative care center

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RLB In Action

Turning vacant lots into affordable homes

Since beginning operation in 2018, the MWCLT Richmond Land Bank has received 39 vacant or tax-delinquent properties from the City of Richmond. Beginning in May of 2020, we have now transferred 15 of those properties to affordable housing developers like Habitat for Humanity, project:HOMES, Urban Hope, and the Maggie Walker CLT. These 15 properties will provide 23 new, high-quality, affordable homes across the city.

Updated April 2021

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Land banks are entities that acquire, maintain, and return vacant and blighted property to productive uses.

What is a land bank?

They generally work within a certain locality or region, and can be related to local government or nonprofits. Land banks help leverage public and private resources to transform “problem properties” into community-oriented uses.  In this role, land banks serve as the intermediary between local governments, who assist in land acquisition, and community organizations, who need land to advance their missions.