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January 20, 2017

How Does a Land Bank Help Me?

Every city has run down or abandoned buildings. Vacant, empty and tax-delinquent properties that make residents living in hardest hit neighborhoods feel hopeless. Over time, especially when properties are clumped together in one neighborhood, they can drag down property values and invite crime into a community. Since the City can’t collect taxes from these properties,…

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January 20, 2017

The Power of Land Banks to Create Change

Maybe the best way to show the value that we will bring to our city and our role as a catalyst of positive community change is by sharing an example. Years ago, the Plesantview Homes area was more than just a 23-acre eyesore for North Omaha. As one of the vacant lots in Omaha, it…

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January 20, 2017

Building the North Omaha Village Zone

Since 2010, a coalition of community members, civic leaders and business partners have worked tirelessly to transform beleaguered areas of North Omaha into strong, vibrant neighborhoods. Together, these neighborhoods form the North Omaha Village Zone. Organizations and neighbors have linked both arms and minds to turn the North Omaha Redevelopment project vision into a reality….

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