Bringing Neighbors Back to Neighborhoods

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

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Announcements

Application Dates

Applications for May’s Inventory ONLY are due by June 16th, 2021 no later than 4:30 p.m.

June’s Inventory will be available Wednesday, June 16th 2021. 

 

Have questions about the Land Bank and the application process?

Natalie DiCostanza is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Land Bank Information Session
Time: Jun 17, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87879005962

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Open House

The open house dates for June’s inventory will be posted on June 16th, 2021. 

Please complete a waiver (found under the program tab) and forward to ndicostanza@wilmingtonlandbank.org to view the property.

McMullen Square RFP

Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank is accepting proposals for the acquisition and development of 17 lots 3310-3330 N Market Street and 136-146 McMullen Square, Wilmington Delaware on Monday, June 26th by 4:00 p.m.  Sealed bids will be received at 404 N Market Street, Wilmington Delaware 19801. Please email ndicostanza@wilmingtonlandbank.org for the RFP package. 

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

Testimonials

“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, June 2nd 9-10:00 a.m. via zoom

Technical Advisory Committee: Wednesday, June 16th 8:30-9:30 a.m. via zoom

Please email ndicostanza@wilmingtonlandbank.org 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
 

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