The Hartford Land Bank identifies and acquires vacant, abandoned, tax-delinquent and/or distressed properties in the City of Hartford, Connecticut, to steward their rehabilitation and return to productive community assets. Hartford Land Bank, Inc. is a non-profit corporation.

Arunan Arulampalam, Chief Executive Officer

Arunan Arulampalam is the current CEO of the Hartford Land Bank. Previously he served as Deputy Commissioner for the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, and as a Corporate Attorney at the Hartford-based law firm of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. He lives in Hartford with his wife and four children and serves on the Boards of the Hartford Public Library and Forge City Works, the Community Advisory Committee of the Connecticut Health Foundation, and as a Commissioner on the Hartford Redevelopment Authority and the Charter Review Commission.

photo of Hartford Land Bank CEO Arunan Arulampalam. Photo by: Christopher Capozziello

Board of Directors


Melvyn Colon, Chairperson

Melvyn is the Executive Director of Southside Institutions Neighborhood Alliance and lives in the South End neighborhood of Hartford.


Steve Harris, Vice Chairperson

Steve is a retired City of Hartford firefighter and lives in the Northeast neighborhood of Hartford.


Rex Fowler, Treasurer

Rex is the President of the Hartford Community Loan Fund and lives in the Northeast neighborhood of Hartford.


Jim Horan

Jim is Executive Director of Local Initiatives Support Corporation.


Raul Irizarry

Raul is a landscape architect and the Project Manager for the Art-Box Lot and lives in the Frog Hollow neighborhood of Hartford.


Judith Rothschild

Judith is the Director of Blight Remediation for the City of Hartford.


Violette Haldane

Violette is a realtor serving the Greater Hartford community.