The PA Land Bank Network will help Pennsylvania land banks increase their knowledge, resources, and regulatory abilities to turn blighted properties into bright community spaces at greater scale. The PA Land Bank Network supports the existing land banks in the Commonwealth through peer learning, regular communications, sharing best practices, and addressing common challenges.
History of Land Banks in Pennsylvania
In October 2012, Pennsylvania passed Act 153 allowing communities to create land banks to tackle blight and vacant properties. Communities throughout Pennsylvania have been exploring new and innovative ways to create and operate their land banks. As of June 2020, there are 25 land banks actively operating in Pennsylvania. To help the existing land banks and other communities exploring the creation of a landbank, review the Pennsylvania Land Bank Resource Guide.
Happenings of the Land Bank Network
As meetings and events come up, we will post information here as well as send out the information to the existing land banks.
- PA Land Bank Network: First Quarterly Meeting, March 26, 2021
- Legislative update by PA House Urban Affairs Committee staff
- PA Land Bank Network: Funding Land Banks at the Homes Within Reach conference, January 13, 2021
- PA Land Bank Network Kickoff Meeting, December 7, 2020