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Items Tagged with 'Kent County Land Bank Authority'
The new version is expected to bring county land bank into the picture.
The city of Grand Rapids is rewriting its policy of how to handle tax-foreclosed properties, which are usually residences. Read More
Land bank feels lenders have responded positively to its mission.
Kent County Land Bank Authority Executive Director Dave Allen said the response his fledgling agency has received so far from the local banking community has been extremely positive. Read More
Slightly more than 300 properties make tax-foreclosure list.
A new analysis by the Kent County Land Bank Authority reveals that tax-foreclosed properties in Grand Rapids, including those sold at the annual public auction, have lost property value at nearly three times the rate of non-foreclosed properties. Read More
The Kent County Taxpayers Association feels a recent vote by Kent County commissioners not to sell tax-foreclosed properties to the Kent County Land Bank Authority prior to the annual auction was a step in the right direction. Read More
Following county decision, its future lies with cities and townships.
At a six-hour retreat held last month, Kent County Land Bank Authority board members listed 10 priorities that would form the underlying factors of the organization’s three-year strategic plan, which they’re in the process of putting together. Read More
One Grand Rapids commissioner hopes city will work closely with county agency.
Despite a circuit court ruling in the board’s favor, Kent County commissioners decided last week not to sell tax-foreclosed properties to the Kent County Land Bank Authority prior to the annual auction as they did last July. Read More
A group of residential developers and property managers have appealed a recent ruling made by 17th Circuit Court Judge George Buth that dismissed their suit against Kent County, the County Land Bank Authority and County Treasurer Kenneth Parrish. Read More
At their last meeting, members of the Kent County Land Bank Authority talked about how to respond to what they consider to be unfounded and inaccurate attacks aimed at them and county commissioners, and whether to continue to develop a three-year strategic plan or wait until a county panel files its report next spring. Read More