State grants city to create land banks
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NEWBURGH, N.Y. -- The City of Newburgh has been granted permission from the state to knock down several vacant and abandoned properties.
Governor Andrew Cuomo says the Land Bank Program, which he signed into law in July of last year, will allow not-for-profit organizations to acquire and redevelop tax delinquent and foreclosed properties, to better serve public interest.
Newburgh City Mayor Judy Kennedy released a statement saying, "The Newburgh Community Land Bank is poised and ready to aggressively tackle the abandoned buildings and empty lots that have plagued this city for years."