As you may know, New York State recently passed legislation to create land banks in the State of New York. Land banks have been used in different states nationwide to stabilize former industrial cities and address property abandonment. The City of Newburgh is the only land bank in New York State authorized to a city exclusively.
Equally unique is the creation of a resident advisory council to the Land Bank. If you are interested in being a part of this advisory group, send in your letter of interest to Ms. Elizabeth Evans at City Hall via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by deadline of August 1, 2012.
You can find the application at the link below:
Land Bank Form
For more information about the Newburgh Community Land Bank visit their website at: