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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, kurth@omlb.org.

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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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April 11, 2019

UNL Students Imagine A Community Hub

UNL Architecture Professor Emily Andersen, of DeOld Andersen Architecture, wanted students in her class to examine an actual site for a project in her Spring 2019 studio class. She chose a 9-acre Land Bank site at 41st and Grant Street and challenged the students to create a community hub surrounded by park area that provided habitat for urban wildlife.

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March 29, 2019

Questions from LIBA

The Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA) had some great questions for us concerning their opposition to LB 424, a bill introduced to allow cities throughout Nebraska the option to create their own land banks. We thought you might be interested in the answers too! Transparency is one of our core values and we work hard…

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