The Land Bank

Adding value to our communities

Returning vacant properties to productive use throughout Erie County

230 Properties Acquired

44 Renovations Completed

112 Demolitions Completed


$8.6M Sale Revenue

$2.4M Assessed Value Returned

$14M Investment Leveraged

Our Mission

The Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation (BENLIC) seeks to confront and alleviate the problems distressed properties cause to communities by supporting municipal and regional revitalization efforts and strategically acquiring, improving, assembling, and selling distressed, vacant, abandoned, and/or tax-delinquent properties.

Board of Directors Meeting Notice:

Our next meeting will take place on Thursday, May 23 at 2:00pm
403 Main Street (Brisbane Building at Lafayette Square)
5th Floor Conference Room – Room 521 
Buffalo, NY 14203

Current Projects

ARPA Infill Initiative

This initiative is BENLIC’s largest project yet. Over $23 Million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding has been committed to BENLIC from the City of Buffalo and Erie County. Over sixty new homes will be constructed on vacant lots in the City of Buffalo and Erie County.

Adams Street Infill Initiative


Land Bank Initiative Phase II
Legacy Cities

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