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renew Landbank

Returning vacant and abandoned properties to productive use

Renew Landbank returns abandoned and blighted properties to productive use. Renew Landbank is committed to helping people invest in revitalizing communities through an open, transparent, and straightforward process.

What is Land Bank?

Land banks return vacant, abandoned, and deteriorated properties to productive use through a transparent, straightforward, community-minded process. Land banks acquire, stabilize, maintain, and market properties for redevelopment. Through partnerships with local governments and community-based organizations, land banks possess flexible abilities to quickly provide clear title, stabilize deteriorating structure, and ensure property redevelopment.

Renew Landbank unlocks the benefits of land banks for communities across Indiana. Our team of land bank leaders works with government officials and community leaders to remove barriers to efficiently create effective, transparent land bank programs. Renew Landbank can assist Indiana communities through the following means:

Technical Assistance

  • The Renew Landbank offers technical assistance to Municipalities, County Governments, non-profits, and regional agencies. Services include property management techniques, portfolio management, marketing, and engagement.
  • Additionally, Intend staff supports local land banking funding efforts through grant writing assistance.

Programmatic & Policy Advising

  • How can local government stop the cycle of chronically abandoned properties? Who needs to be engaged? What power do land bank authorities have in the tax sale process? When do cities need a land bank partner? The Renew Landbank offers programmatic and policy advising, assisting partners in drafting policies and procedures that further proactive property reuse.
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Capacity Building

  • The Renew Landbank helps build partner capacity through knowledge transfer, data sharing, and technical assistance.

Landbank Management

  • Building upon experience and successful programming, the Renew Landbank can manage a land bank in partnership with a governmental entity or non-profit.


  • The Renew Landbank supports landbanking efforts across Indiana. Our impact is a testament to the power of public-private-partnerships and pragmatic policy. Our team advocates for land bank-enabling legislation, ordinances, and interlocal-agreements across all levels of government.

Ready to start land banking in your community? Contact us today!

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