New York’s first land banks were established in 2012, pursuant to the passage of the New York Land Bank Act.  The Act allows foreclosing governmental units (local units of government that foreclose on real property for delinquent taxes) to form land banks. Land banks are local public authorities, accountable to the units of government which created them, designed to acquire, stabilize, assemble, and facilitate the redevelopment of blighted and abandoned properties, in order for them to be returned to productive use. Returning these formerly abandoned properties to productive use improves quality of life for surrounding residents and helps to grow the community’s local property tax base by encouraging renovation that improves the value of the property the land bank sells, as well as surrounding property values.  There are now 19 land banks across the state working to proactively intervene and take control of abandoned properties.

NY LAND BANK ASSOCIATION MEMBERS

The  New York Land Bank Association represents 12 member land banks across the state.

ALBANY COUNTY LAND BANK CORPORATION
www.albanycountylandbank.org

ALLEGANY COUNTY LAND BANK
(website forthcoming)

BROOME COUNTY LAND BANK CORPORATION
www.broomelandbank.org

BUFFALO ERIE NIAGARA LAND IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION
www.benlic.org

CAPITAL REGION LAND BANK
www.capitalregionlandbank.org

CATTARAUGUS COUNTY LAND BANK
(website forthcoming)

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY LAND BANK CORPORATION
www.chautauqualandbank.org

FINGER LAKES REGIONAL LAND BANK CORPORATION (SENECA COUNTY)
http://www.flrlandbank.org/

GREATER SYRACUSE LAND BANK
www.syracuselandbank.org

NEWBURGH COMMUNITY LAND BANK
www.newburghcommunitylandbank.org

OSWEGO COUNTY LAND BANK
http://www.oswegocountylandbank.com/

ROCHESTER LAND BANK CORPORATION
www.cityofrochester.gov/landbank

NASSAU COUNTY LAND BANK
https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/4293/Land-Bank

TROY COMMUNITY LAND BANK
www.troycommunitylandbank.org

STEUBEN COUNTY LAND BANK
https://www.steubencony.org/landbank



AFFILIATED LAND BANKS

SUFFOLK COUNTY LANDBANK CORPORATION
http://suffolkcountylandbank.org/

STEUBEN COUNTY LAND BANK
(website forthcoming)

CHEMUNG COUNTY LAND BANK
(website forthcoming)

TIOGA COUNTY LAND BANK
(website forthcoming)