We are a catalyst for change.

Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for transforming distressed properties into community assets.

No, we are not a bank. We are a local, governmental, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization—your friends and community members—working to acquire vacant, abandoned or dilapidated properties throughout Omaha and either renovate or demolish for future use and growth. These properties have been neglected and rejected by the open market, allowing us to eliminate their liabilities and transfer them to new owners in a manner most supportive of local needs and priorities.

Read our strategic plan

Our Programs


Want to tackle a renovation or build something brand new? Have a property you’d like to get rid of? Let’s chat!

Learn about our process


Your opportunity to create a garden or green space for your community – all for just $25 per year.

How to adopt a lot

Tax Lien

Let’s collaborate! We can help our non-profit partners invest in tax lien certificates to obtain great properties at minimal cost.

Learn about tax liens


We team with non-profit partners to hold property tax-free for up to five years, until it’s time for development.

Deposit a property

Land Assembly

Looking for the perfect spot for your next development? We do all the background work and even prep the site for you.

Let's get started


For properties that cannot be restored, demolition removes a danger from the neighborhood and makes way for new businesses and community assets.

Learn about the demo initiative
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Board Meetings

Our monthly board meetings are held at 9 AM on the second Wednesday of each month. We meet on the 3rd floor of the Douglas County Civic Center in the Jesse Lowe Conference Room. Our Board Meetings are open to the public and we’d love to see you there!

To participate in a public OMLB Board meeting via zoom please contact by noon the Tuesday before the meeting to receive virtual meeting instructions.

Meeting Materials Archive

Who We Are

Our board members and staff work every day to help transform our community.

Our Staff

Shannon Snow

Executive Director

402-800-1235 office

The Executive Director guides the mission of the Land Bank, oversees staff, raises funds, and manages partnerships. Contact Shannon if you want to collaborate!

Kurt Holmstrom

Real Estate Sales Associate

402-800-1244 office

The Real Estate Sales Associate assists with the acquisition and disposition of Land Bank properties by managing property intake and maintenance. Contact Kurt with any concerns about our properties!

Stephen Christiansen

Office Manager

402-800-1246 office

Stephen manages the Land Bank’s employee resources, operational policies, and accounting records. Contact Stephen with any questions on the OMLB's policies and procedures!

Leah Whitney Chavez

Program Associate

402-800-1241 office

Leah as our bilingual Program Associate supports our Spanish speaking Land Bank clients, oversees office organization, and along with the Executive Director develops and improves Land Bank programs!

Our Board Members

Our Board Members provide a wealth of knowledge in various fields related to real estate and community development. The Board is comprised of seven voting Board Members (one from each City Council District), the Director of the Planning Department and additional non-voting members. All Board Members are appointed by the Mayor. We are lucky to have these talented individuals working on our behalf!

Michael Riedmann

President of Residential Sales, NP Dodge Real Estate

Board Chair

Voting Member - District 7

Chris Rock

Real Estate Agent, Redfin

Board Vice Chair

Voting Member - District 5

Robert Woodling

President, Foundations Development LLC


Voting Member - District 6

Thomas McLeay

President, Clarity Development Company

Board Member

Voting Member - District 1

Tiffany Hunter

Corporate Auditor, Union Pacific Railroad

Board Member

Voting Member - District 2

John Heine

Commercial Real Estate Broker, Investors Realty Inc

Board Member

Voting Member - District 3

Mary Byrnes

Vice President Mortgage Loan Officer, Lincoln Federal Savings Bank

Board Member

Voting Member - District 4

Ben Gray

Omaha City Council President, City of Omaha

Board Member


Teresa Hunter

Executive Director/CEO, Family Housing Advisory Services

Board Member


Candice Price

Owner, Home Team Auto Sales

Board Member


Dave Fanslau

Planning Director, City of Omaha

Board Member

Non-Voting Ex-Officio Member

Our Donors

Thank you to our amazing donors, who believe in our vision and support our efforts to build a stronger community - we couldn't do our work without them.

Our Partners

We believe in collaboration: we work with community partners in order to leverage individual strengths, share assets and achieve broader goals than we could on our own.