Erie County Land Bank Programs

The Erie County Land Bank is continually working to develop new programs to help address blight within Erie county. Some of our programs are designed for residents and others are requested through municipalities or organizations. Please click links below for details on each program.

Programs for Residents

Side Lot Program

Homeowners can purchase a land bank lot adjacent to their current property for a low price. 

Vacant Lot Program

Applicants can purchase land bank owned vacant lots, if both applicant and lot meets the criteria. 

Residential Renovations

Applicants can purchase a property under a developers agreement, and then renovate the property for personal use, rental income, or resale. 

Revolving Loan Fund

*CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT - Expected Late 2023/Early 2024*

Homeowner Education Series

*CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT - Expected Early 2023* From seasonal maintenance and basic repairs, to how to qualify contractors and when to talk to your municipality about code and permits, this series is here for the new and experienced homeowner alike. 

Programs for Municipalities or Organizations

Demolition, Salvage & Deconstruction

The land bank will acquire blighted properties (vacant, abandoned, deteriorated, tax delinquent properties) with the intention of demolishing the property. Salvage and/or deconstruction may be applicable on a case-by-case basis.

Strategic Land Assembly

The land bank will occasionally hold properties in inventory for a future use, including assembling smaller parcels into a larger, more usable parcel. 

Rapid Reset Exterior Clean Up

*CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT - Expected Fall 2022* The land bank will accept applications from municipalities requesting financial assistance for the one-time exterior clean up of occupied properties.

We are actively looking to coordinate with local volunteer organizations seeking community service or beautification opportunities.

First Responder Training Sites

We offer access to our available properties, free of charge, to Police, EMS, and Fire Departments who are looking for locations to conduct training and education. 

New Program Ideas 

Our programs are constantly in development. If you have a program idea you would like to discuss please reach out. 

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