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We are your partner 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 where we will then partner with our community to transform them into positive neighborhood assets. These properties have been 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

Buy/Sell/Donate

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

Ambassadors Program

The Ambassador Program of the Omaha Municipal Land Bank (OMLB) is designed to inform community members about OMLB’s programs and impact while identifying and educating a diverse cohort of potential board applicants.

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Tax Lien

We can educate our non-profit partners on investing in tax lien certificates to obtain great properties at minimal cost.

Learn about tax liens

Depository

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

Deposit a property

Land Assembly

Reach out to us for more details!

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Board Meetings

On the second Wednesday of each month, our board meetings are held at 9 AM.
Omaha Landbank board meetings are open to the public and we’d love to see you there!

To be able to hear more community voices, on September 14, 2022 the meeting will occur at 6pm.

To participate in a public OMLB Board meeting via zoom please contact info@omlb.org 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.

Andrea Purdy-Steenholdt

Director of Operations

402-800-1236 office

The Director of Operations is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of OMLB.

Deana Walocha

In-House Counsel

402-800-1246 office

Deana is the Omaha Municipal Land Bank's In-House Counsel. She is responsible for managing OMLB's foreclosure process and related legal proceedings.

Vacant Position

Real Estate Property Manager

Carisma Jano

Legal Assistant

402-800-1244 office

Carisma serves as the Legal Assistant of the Omaha Municipal Land Bank. She is responsible for executing tasks related to the legal department, works directly with our in-house counsel Deana, and office functionality.

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 grateful to have these talented individuals working on our behalf!

John Heine

Commercial Real Estate Broker, Oak Investment Real Estate

Board Chair

Voting Member - District 3

Sharlon Rodgers

Consultant, BAHF Consulting

Board Member

Voting Member - District 2

Mary Byrnes

Vice President Mortgage Loan Officer, Lincoln Federal Savings Bank

Treasurer

Voting Member - District 4

Chris Rock

Mortgage Loan Officer, Mutual First Federal Credit Union

Board Member

Voting Member - District 5

Robert Woodling

President, Foundations Development LLC

Board Member

Voting Member - District 6

Michael Riedmann

President Emeritus, NP Dodge Real Estate

Board Member

Voting Member - District 7

Candice Price

Owner, Home Team Auto Sales

Board Member

Non-Voting

Dave Fanslau

Planning Director, City of Omaha

Board Member

Non-Voting Ex-Officio Member

Juanita Johnson

City Council Member, District 2

Board Member

Non-Voting City Council Representative Member

Tiffany Hunter

Manager II Sales, Union Pacific Railroad

Vice Chair

Non-Voting