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State Land Bank releases new, streamlined property application

New application follows website upgrade aimed at increasing efficiency, improving user experience

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020

Contact: Gabby Abel

LANSING, Mich. – A new, streamlined application for residents and developers interested in purchasing State Land Bank property is now available – taking users from a multi-document application to one singular, more efficient application.

The streamlined application, and updated website, come as a result of an increased focus on improving the user experience for State Land Bank customers. With these new updates, the State Land Bank aims to improve operations and ensure a positive experience for the customers they serve.

“The streamlined application is great news for anyone interested in purchasing Land Bank property. Increasing efficiencies and improving services for the people of Michigan is an ongoing goal of our agency, and I’m happy we are able to make this process easier for our customers,” State Land Bank Interim Director Jeff Huntington said.

This new application can be found on the Available Properties panel on the homepage of the Land Bank website. The previous process required applicants to choose from a handful of applications that oftentimes caused confusion and led to the wrong application being submitted. The new, singular application is accompanied by an easy-to-use handout outlining supplemental information needed to complete the application.

The disposition of property helps revitalize communities across Michigan by selling vacant, abandoned, foreclosed, blighted or otherwise unproductive property to an owner who wants to recycle it into productive use.

The Michigan Land Bank has returned nearly 2,500 properties to productive use since 2010. To learn more about the State Land Bank Authority’s efforts to improve communities across the state, visit