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Tuesday, March 12 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Land banks on steroids: How to disrupt speculation in your community

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Attendees who have a land bank will be inspired in hearing three success stories on utilizing land banks to preserve affordable housing as a strategy to return vacant properties to productive use. Attendees who don’t have a land bank will want to create one to implement these creative strategies in their own markets. The speakers will delve in to the specifics of how they assessed the need to revitalize their own communities by developing long-term affordable housing needs and putting previously vacant and abandoned properties back into the residential market as community assets.


Jean Ishmon

Consulting Executive Director, Fulton/Atlanta Land Bank Authority, Inc.
Jean Ishmon is consulting executive director for the Northwest Indiana Reinvestment Alliance and has 33 years of experience in the field of Housing, Fair Housing, Community and Economic Development. In her position with the alliance she has organized and managed the Lake County Housing... Read More →


Christopher Norman

Executive Director, Fulton/Atlanta Land Bank Authority, Inc.
Christopher Norman, executive director of the Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority, Inc. (LBA), has been instrumental in leading the restructuring of the LBA, expanding its programmatic initiatives and increasing its funding. Prior to the LBA, he served as the cofounder... Read More →

Robert Rose

Executive Director, Cook County Land Bank Authority
Robert (“Rob”) Rose joined the Cook County Land Bank Authority in March 2015, where he is responsible for the Authority’s day-to-day activities and all staff; and will be responsible for managing the Land Bank’s multi-milliondollar budget. Rob has a strong vision for the future... Read More →

Hope Kingsborough

Vice President of Programs and Housing, Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation
Hope Kingsborough is vice president of Programs and Housing for the Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation (COCIC)-The Franklin County Land Bank. Hope is responsible for the oversight of COCIC’s property portfolio and administers demolition and acquisition programs addressing... Read More →

Tuesday March 12, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT