We’re Omaha Municipal Land Bank (OMLB), and our goal is simple: transform Omaha’s distressed properties into positive community assets. We will access and acquire houses deemed no longer livable and either redevelop or demolish and start anew. All 7,000 of them. It will take time, dedication and neighborhood participation, but opportunity will move in, one lot at a time, and it will be one of the best neighbors on the block.Join Us
Omaha is a proud and vibrant city but not without its challenges. Vacant, abandoned and tax-delinquent lots and properties litter its neighborhoods, resulting in fear, increased crime, depressed property values and loss of property taxes.
Because you may not be familiar with a land bank (though you will be soon!), we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers. Take a look. We also have included a glossary of terms to catch you up to speed on land bank lingo.Learn More
Our next board meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 11th at 9:00 am in the Jesse Lowe Conference Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Omaha Civic Center, 1819 Farnam Street. OMLB Board Meetings are open to the public and we'd love to see you there!View More Upcoming Events
We’re moving opportunity into neighborhoods throughout Omaha, and we need your help (don’t worry, it doesn’t involve hauling furniture up three flights of stairs).
Donations of all levels are welcome and appreciated. Your donation will assist our efforts in one of four ways: acquisition (buying up properties for future renovation by businesses, individuals and nonprofits); demolition (leveling properties to make way for positive community assets); gardens (creating community spaces for healthy foods and healthy friendships to flourish); or operations (keeping our everyday costs — office supplies, printing, staffing, etc. — more manageable). Thank you.