With support from the resources below, the Ingham County Land Bank assists in creating better communities by bringing together neighbors, government, funders and other community stakeholders to enhance neighborhoods through housing renovation, blight removal, gardening, and other efforts that strengthen the quality of life in greater Lansing.
The County Treasurer is custodian of all monies with responsibility for investing idle funds and maintaining an adequate cash flow for Ingham County. The Treasurer settles with township and city treasurers for taxes collected for the county and state. The department also collects delinquent real property taxes and facilitates the property tax foreclosure process. Eric Schertzing, Ingham County Treasurer, serves as the Chairman of the Ingham County Land Bank Board of Directors.
As the capital city of Michigan, Lansing offers a stable economy, great neighborhoods with affordable housing, excellent educational institutions, reasonable cost of living, a diverse population and endless entertainment options.
The City of Lansing, in partnership with the Ingham County Land Bank, received 6-million dollars in funding through MSHDA and the U.S. Treasury Department to remove blighted residential properties within 5 local project areas in the City of Lansing. Click here for more details on the: Hardest Hit Blight Elimination Program Click here to view: Interactive Map of Identified Properties
The City of Lansing can help you purchase a home through its Down Payment Assistance program (DPA). Click here for more details on: Down Payment Assistance
Leslie is a small, friendly community in southern Ingham County, approximately halfway between Lansing and Jackson with easy access to US 127. It has a real main street with shops and places to eat and drink and most of its neighborhoods are within walking distance to downtown and its schools.
Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2015, Mason continues to grow and attract new families and businesses. During the past decade alone, nearly 700 housing units have been added to the housing inventory. There is a commercial and industrial component of Mason that, during the challenging economic times, the City has been able to maintain. Mason works in a competitive fashion by encouraging industry with State incentive tax abatements, helping to create and maintain jobs.
The Mason community continues to grow from the inside out, which utilizes much less land, maintaining the family farm environment that is a large part of its identity. With a population of more than 8,250, Mason is proud to be a healthy growing city.
The Center for Financial Health is committed to helping low-to-moderate income families and individuals build assets through homeownership by providing training and support that strengthens the community and helps people build brighter futures.
The Financial Empowerment Center provides free one-on-one financial counseling services by trained professional financial counselors to assist with creating a budget, improving your credit score, paying debt and accessing safe and affordable bank accounts.
The Greater Lansing Housing Coalition helps our community prosper by providing quality housing assistance, revitalizing neighborhoods and empowering residents through education and counseling.
The Lansing Economic Area Partnership is a coalition of area leaders committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where businesses can thrive. LEAP helps entrepreneurs start new businesses, helps existing businesses grow and attracts new businesses to the region.
The Capital Area Housing Partnership (CAHP) is a nonprofit Community Housing Development Organization. CAHP works in partnership with the community to promote stong, diverse neighborhoods, affordable housing, homeownership and greater financial independence in mid-Michigan.
The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve safe and decent affordable housing.