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 Ingham County Treasurer’s Office
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. Per Land Bank bylaws, the Ingham County Treasurer serves as the Chairperson of the Land Bank Board of Directors.
City of Lansing
As the capitol 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, in 2015, received $6-million dollars in funding through MSHDA and the U.S. Treasury Department to remove blighted residential properties within five local project areas in the City of Lansing. Go to the Land Bank Impact tab to see the successful results and impact made in the City of Lansing.
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.
Financial Empowerment Center
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.
Capital Area Housing Partnership
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. CAHP is currently offering homeowner education classes. Click to their website to sign up and view their schedule.
Michigan State Housing Development Authority
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.
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.