Douglas - Coffee County Land Bank Authority
The Douglas-Coffee County Land Bank Authority (L.B.A.) was formed in 2016 as a five (5) member city-county board to focus on working with neighborhoods and the community to promote property redevelopment. Georgia Code §48:4:100-112, allows the formation of Land Bank Authorities for the purpose of the redevelopment of vacant, abandoned, and tax delinquent properties.
The main objective of the joint L.B.A. is to acquire tax delinquent, non-revenue generating property and return it to productive use; the sale of land and property for the development of affordable housing; and the abatement of delinquent taxes. Designed to acquire and maintain problem properties, the L.B.A. will transfer the properties back to responsible ownership and productive/revenue generating use in our community which will create a more efficient and effective system to eliminate problem areas/blight in Douglas and Coffee County.
Throughout the state, Land Bank Authorities convert tax delinquent properties; redevelop distressed areas; discourage tax delinquency; facilitate beneficial land use; encourage investment; avoid tax sale titles problems, reduces blight in the community, and work collaboratively with City and County departments to produce affordable housing, new industry, jobs and tax revenue.
Link to Volunteer Board Application
Link to Offer to Purchase Form
Link to Properties for Sale
PROPOSALS ARE BEING SOUGHT FOR MAINTENANCE OF LBA PROPERTIES
The Douglas-Coffee County Land Bank Authority (LBA) is seeking proposals from qualified vendors for the maintenance and repair of LBA owned properties as required. Maintenance duties may include but are not limited to; lawn care, drywall repair, plumbing repairs, painting, fixture replacement, flooring, water remediation, mold remediation, HVAC repairs, pest control, etc.
Vendors interested in providing maintenance and repair services must complete and submit a Vendor Accreditation Form. The form may be downloaded below and submitted via email to email@example.com or mailed to the Community Development Office, ATTN: Alyssa Fussell, City Hall, 302 S. Madison Avenue in a sealed envelope plainly marked “LBA PROPERTY MAINTENANCE PROPOSAL.” Further documentation may be requested at the discretion of members of the Douglas-Coffee County Land Bank Authority. Submission of a Vendor Accreditation Form does not guarantee that the individual or entity will be approved or hired to provide goods and/or services.
In the News...
The Douglas-Coffee County Land Bank Authority held a closing for the property located at 409 S. Chester Avenue with Glorisa Vaughn on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. Vaughn hopes to rehabilitate the land and property next door to provide one-bedroom housing to citizens in Douglas. Thank you to Glorisa for your property purchase that will improve property value in that neighborhood. If you would like to donate property to the Douglas-Coffee County Land Bank Authority, please contact Georgia Henderson at (912)383-0277. Pictured: DCC Land Bank Authority Board Chairman, Adam Lott, and new property owner, Glorisa Vaughn.
|Adam Lott (Chairman)||07/01/2020-08/22/2023|
|Georgia Henderson, Ex-Officio|
|Jason Whiddon, Ex-Officio|
|Jerome Adams, Ex-Officio|
|Michael Lott, Ex-Officio|
|Robb Hurst, Ex-Officio|
|Rodger Goddard, Ex-Officio|
|Shanda Henderson, Ex-Officio|
For more information about deeding a property to the Land Bank Authority or how the Land Bank Authority operates, please contact Georgia Henderson, City of Douglas Community Development Director, at (912) 383-0277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.