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Cook County Land Bank Offers Lots at Below-Market Rates

The Cook County Land Bank Authority has released nearly 3,200 vacant, tax-delinquent lots at below-market rates that are available for acquisition by community-based partners looking to help transform communities throughout Chicago and suburban Cook. Many of the lots are in areas that were hard-hit during the 2008 foreclosure crisis, mainly on the South and West sides of Chicago.

“Putting these lots back to a useful purpose complements our work to place vacant, tax-delinquent homes back onto the tax rolls, expand homeownership, help community-based developers grow their business, and keep revenue in the community,” said CCLBA executive director Rob Rose.

The nearly 3,200 new lots will be sold based on neighborhood impact, project feasibility and financial capacity of the buyer. CCLBA acquired them as part of the 2017 bi-annual Cook County Tax Scavenger sale.


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