Purchase Vacant Property From Landbank
We are excited about the changes coming to the Landbank!
Over the last 18 months, the Louisville/Jefferson County Landbank Authority has taken steps to improve equitable access to Landbank properties through the Racial Equity Review of its sales programs.
The racial equity review was completed in two phases. The board approved initial recommendations in fall 2021 here. Additional recommendations were presented (but not yet approved) in spring 2022 here. The Landbank board expects to review and approve specific program changes this summer.
In anticipation of the expected program revisions, the Landbank will temporarily halt application processes, effective June 7, 2022 in order to update software and provide community education surrounding the program changes. The application process will reopen later this summer.
Please stay tuned for additional details!
What is the Landbank?
The Landbank Authority is a cooperative effort by the major taxing authorities in Louisville Metro (city of Louisville, commonwealth of Kentucky and Jefferson County Public Schools). Its mission is to put vacant and abandoned properties back into productive use to improve our neighborhoods by increasing property values, stimulate the tax base, and reducing crime rates.
The Landbank has a number of buildings and vacant parcels available for purchase. Visit our Interactive Property Viewer, where you can find property information, online application forms, and all other property-related information. The first time you apply, you will need to create an account. This will allow you to apply for properties and to check the status of previous applications.
To learn more about the Landbank’s sales programs, please click on the link below for either lots, structures, or special sales.
Ready to find a property and apply? Check out the Interactive Property Viewer.
Curious how to figure out who owns a property and whether is it available for purchase through the city? Watch this video tutorial.