Frequently Asked Questions

April 10, 2020

Welcome Shannon Snow!

We are excited to have Shannon Snow join us as the Land Bank’s Executive Director! Shannon has an extensive background in planning and implementing facility and real estate projects. Her portfolio includes work in the private, nonprofit, and education sectors. Shannon is known for her dedication to the community and ability to make plans a…

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March 17, 2020

COVID-19 Response

Due to recent closures at the Civic-County building, our monthly board meeting originally scheduled for April 8, 2020 will be cancelled. In light of recent news regarding the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Land Bank is also requesting office visits by appointment only beginning on March 17, 2020. We will continue to comply with recommendations from…

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March 9, 2020

Request for Proposals Now Available

We are requesting proposals from local businesses to provide lawn maintenance and snow removal on our properties! Bids are due on Friday, March 20th, 2020 by 5 pm. You can view the entire RFP here. If you have any questions, please contact our Asset Director, Kurt Holmstrom, at 402-800-1244 or via email,

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December 3, 2019

We’re Looking for Our Next Executive Director!

The Omaha Municipal Land Bank is in search of its next Executive Director. We are looking for someone who’s ready to guide the Land Bank’s mission and collaborate with our team. Our Executive Search Committee is currently reviewing all applications for the position. Stay tuned to find out who it will be!

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October 8, 2019

A Property Transformed: 3102 Seward Street

Having grown up in Prospect Village, Andre Rash saw the transformation of 3102 Seward Street as an opportunity to develop home rehab skills and give back to his community. By partnering with the Land Bank, Andre has succeeded in creating a modern, affordable home in Prospect Village!

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September 5, 2019

4919 Gretchen Ave: Renovation Completed!

We’re so excited to see the amazing work done at 4919 Gretchen Ave! We love making these opportunities for redevelopment possible. See more photos of the transformation on the website where we list all of our properties and while you’re there, check out our newest properties for sale!

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July 11, 2019

Land Banking: A Sustainable Practice

The importance of sustainability has become increasingly clearer over the last few decades. Emissions from nonrenewable energy sources have been shown to harm our global environment, leading to extreme weather patterns and threats of permanent damage to our climate. Consolidated and outsourced agricultural production, which itself produces large amounts of greenhouse gases, has relied heavily…

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June 24, 2019

Help us Make a Difference: Donate Property to the OMLB!

The Omaha Municipal Land Bank is committed to transforming distressed properties into community assets as affordably as possible. The fewer dollars we spend on acquiring and maintaining a parcel, the lower our listing price! Rather than pricing our properties based on market value, we typically list them for $5,000 more than our expenses. This allows…

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June 6, 2019

Vacant Lot Giveaway: Postponed

In mid March, the Omaha Municipal Land Bank presented the Vacant Lot Giveaway to the public, a project that would allow up to three qualified applicants to win a vacant lot and up to $5,000 in redevelopment funds for their project. We were blown away by the response, and we received applications for 20 different…

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March 14, 2019

Win a Vacant Lot and $5000!

What could YOU do with a vacant lot and $5000? Show us your plan and you could win one of three vacant lots and the funds to get it redeveloped. Find all the program details below – and check out our Pinterest boards for inspiration! Which Lots Can I Pick From? There are eleven lots…

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October 22, 2021

The Land Bank: Activating Spaces for Neighborhood Growth

      Source: One Omaha  Thousands of properties in Omaha are abandoned. Their owners have disappeared, they have delinquent taxes, and they lack marketability. These properties are vacant, create blight, and serve as dumping and gathering grounds – often for illegal activity. The Land Bank was established to help return these parcels of land…

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September 22, 2021

Omaha Land Bank Introduces New Ambassador Program

    By Elizabeth A. Elliott The Daily Record The Omaha Municipal Land Bank recently launched a new program aimed at helping to get the word out about its efforts and recruit future board members. The Land Bank Ambassador program was announced at the Sept. 8 meeting of the agency’s board of directors. The land…

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September 1, 2021

Board Meeting – Evening Time Change

This Omaha Land Bank is excited to host its September 8th meeting at the Venue at Highlander! This month’s meeting will be in the evening to allow even more members of the community attend. We will host a small dinner with bites from Big Momma’s kitchen. RSVP here! There are only 40 spots available. Dinner…

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July 19, 2021

The search for a Legal Assistant

  The Omaha Land Bank is Hiring! We are looking for a fulltime Legal Assistant to join our team. Legal Assistant Organization: Omaha Municipal Land Bank Date Posted: 7/17/2021 City: Omaha Location: Nebraska Country: United States Primary Category: Non-Profit Type of Position: Full-Time   Organization Summary The Omaha Municipal Land Bank is a local governmental…

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July 7, 2021

The Land Bank Ambassador Program

Check back next year for the next application cycle! 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. The program supports diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in housing through the delivery of…

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April 9, 2021

We are looking for Maintenance Professionals!

      Have a business that specializes in lawncare, snow and tree removal and other maintenance? The Omaha Municipal Land Bank is inviting you to apply today. Please contact Becky Love by calling 402-800-1241 or email for details.   ¿Tiene usted un negocio de sacar árboles, nieve y cortar el césped? El Omaha Municipal…

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