Albany County Land Bank ramps up efforts, becoming 2nd largest in NY

Albany County Land Bank continues to ramp up efforts to fight blight. Read the full article here.

"Since its inception in 2014, the county Land Bank has acquired more than 600 properties — buildings and vacant lots — and sold 161, as of Oct. 11. During the last fiscal year (2016-17), the Land Bank sold 73 properties, most of them as homes for the buyers."

Irvin Ackerman, real estate sales associate for the Albany County Land Bank, hangs up signs on a building located at 29 Alexander Street on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. The Albany County Land Bank recently took over ownership of the property. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union)

Irvin Ackerman, real estate sales associate for the Albany County Land Bank, hangs up signs on a building located at 29 Alexander Street on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Albany, N.Y. The Albany County Land Bank recently took over ownership of the property. (Paul Buckowski / Times Union)