The main goal of the Chautauqua County Land Bank is to promote community and economic development through providing various programs to help address abandoned property issues. By providing community development programs, we can help minimize negative impacts that vacant, abandoned, condemned, and foreclosed properties cause. We work with community organizations and county legislature to implement these numerous land bank programs.
Programs that the Chautauqua County Land Bank offers include:
- Demolition Program: By working with local government officials, the Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation is able to identify and prioritize blighted structures to be removed from the landscape.
- Rehabs 4 Sale: Abandoned, foreclosed homes that are structurally sound are acquired and sold below market value to community members who will commit to a renovation plan.
- Vacant Lot Disposition: The Chautauqua County Land Bank Corporation sells or transfers vacant lots to a neighbor who is willing to take the responsibility and commit to maintaining it.
The Chautauqua County Land Bank strives to help our community combat problems associated with blight through the use of these programs. By acquiring, disposing, maintaining, and strategically reusing properties, we can aim to progressively develop Chautauqua County as a whole. View some of our various success stories that we've worked on in the past.