Michigan’s State Land Bank has launched a new, streamlined application for residents and developers interested in purchasing property. The multi-document application now is condensed to a single application complete with an updated website.
The updates are the result of an increased focus on improving the user experience as well as operations for the land bank.
“The streamlined application is great news for anyone interested in purchasing land bank property,” says Jeff Huntington, interim director of the land bank. “Increasing efficiencies and improving services for the people of Michigan is an ongoing goal of our agency, and I’m happy we are able to make this process easier for our customers.”
The new application can be found here, through the “Available Properties” link of the land bank’s homepage. The previous process required applicants to choose from several applications, causing confusion and occasionally leading to the wrong application submitted. The new application comes with a handout outlining supplemental information needed to complete the application.
The Michigan Land Bank works to revitalize communities across the state by selling vacant, abandoned, foreclosed, blighted, or otherwise unproductive property to owners who want to revitalize it.