Bringing Neighbors Back to Neighborhoods

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

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Applications are due on August 20, 2021 no later than 4:30 p.m.

The final decision for applications will take place on September 8th, 2021. 

We do not accept applications that are not complete. Please read the application carefully. 


    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.

    Topic: Land Bank Information Session
    Time: Jul 29, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 857 6123 6134






    Open House

    • OPEN HOUSE: Wednesday, August 4th from 9-3:00 p.m.
    • OPEN HOUSE: Friday, August 13 from 9-3:00 p.m

    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 $1,350,000

    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, August 4th, 2021 9-10:00 a.m. via zoom

    Technical Advisory Committee: Wednesday, August 18th, 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?

    Find a program that works best for your situation.