Bringing Neighbors Back to Neighborhoods

Returning vacant, dilapidated, abandoned, and delinquent properties back to productive use.

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Thank you for  your interest in the Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank and the revitilzation of the City of Wilmington’s neighborhoods.

We are currently evaluating our inventory and will be suspending our sales for 2 months returning in November 2021. We will continue to hold biweekly information sessions which can be found on our homepage under announcements.

Have questions about the Land Bank and the application process?

Please join us for our next information session via Zoom-see the link information below. Please note, the Land Bank holds biweekly information sessions on Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

Information Session: September 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

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Meeting ID: 811 8374 3357



Natalie DiCostanza is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: Land Bank Information Session
Time: Oct 7, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 874 5783 2282


Land Bank Overview:  6:05-6:20 p.m.

Question and Answers: 6:20-7:00 p.m.








Open House

  • Currently, there are no available open house dates as we evaluate our inventory. 

Please complete a waiver (found under the properties tab) and forward to to view the property or submit at the bottom of the page.


Our Mission

The mission of the Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank (WNCLB) is to return vacant, dilapidated, abandoned, and delinquent properties back to productive use, while strengthening and revitalizing our neighborhoods and inspiring economic development.

How Can We Help?

Buy A Property

Start the process today.


Our Community Impact

Blighted Properties Returned to Neighborhood Homes and Green Space

Neglected vacant lots transformed to community gardens

Unsafe Structures Removed Costing $1,400,000

New Affordable Homeownership Opportunities Created


Of Applicants from the City of Wilmington Reinvesting in their Communities


“The Wilmington Landbank is bringing life back into our community and bringing the neighbor back into our Neighborhoods.”

Hanifa Shabazz
Former President of Wilmington City Council

“Back in 2011 when I was in the Army in Afghanistan I had a lot of time to think about things. I decided I wanted a place to fix up and this program has allowed me the opportunity to do that. Now I have a place to call my own.”

Evan Sturtevant
WNCLB Homestead Program Participant

“As we plant trees, and paint store-fronts to make places more beautiful they become pleasing to come home to and provide a sense of well-being. That’s what the Landbank has given many people the opportunity to do.”

Jean Weaver
WNCLB Program

“The Wilmington Land Bank is helping people who want to own a home. They’re saying we’ll give it to you for next to nothing, or almost nothing, or nothing if you have the capacity and financial ability to get the project. The landbank is working with people to get all of the abandoned houses off the streets.”

Richard Dyton
WNCLB Participant, Builder

Upcoming Meetings


Board of Directors Meeting:  Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9-10:00 a.m. via zoom

Governance Committee Meeting: September 27, 2021, 11-12:00 p.m. via zoom

Finance Committee Meeting: September 28, 2021, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. via zoom

Technical Advisory Committee: Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:30-9:30 a.m. via zoom

Please email for meeting links.



Our Funders-Supporting Neighborhood Revitalization

JPMorgan Chase
Barclay’s Bank
City of Wilmington
Delaware State Housing Authority
State of Delaware
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Ready to get started?

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