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.

In the News

HPL And Hartford Land Bank Partner On Program Teaching City Residents To Redevelop Blighted Homes

Hartford Patch, December 3, 2021


Hartford Land Bank program to teach city residents to fix up vacant, blighted homes and connect them to low-interest loans

Hartford Courant, November 4, 2021


Hartford Land Bank launching training program for aspiring developers

Hartford Business Journal, November 3, 2021


Hartford Program Aims to Create Next Generation of Property Developers

NBC 30 Connecticut, November 2, 2021


Hartford Land Bank Announces Developers Cohort Training Initiative for Hartford Residents of Color With a $1 Million Financial Commitment From the Hartford Community Loan Fund

Press Release, November 2, 2021 & Press Conference


Hartford Land Bank CEO Arulampalam wants to restore city’s eyesore properties, boost homeownership

Hartford Business Journal, October 4, 2021


Job Posting: Office & Programs Manager

Job Description, September 3, 2021


Hartford Land Bank names new CEO

Hartford Business Journal, July 20, 2021


Arulampalam to Lead Hartford Land Bank

CT News Junkie, July 19, 2021


Hartford Land Bank Names Arunan Arulampalam as New Chief Executive Officer

Press Release, July 19, 2021


Consumer protection official tapped to lead Hartford Land Bank says he’s excited by potential to build wealth in city’s neighborhoods

Hartford Courant, July 10, 2021


Hartford Land Bank Takes a Big Step

Hartford News, April 8, 2021 (scroll to page 3)


Job Posting: Executive Director

Job Description, April 7, 2021


Hartford Land Bank Announces First Properties for Sale

Press Release, March 30, 2021


Hartford Land Bank’s first director, former city staffer,
leaving Connecticut after 4 years of battling blight

Hartford Courant, January 12, 2021


Hartford Land Bank Announces Interim Executive Director

Current Executive Director Laura Settlemyer Leaving to Practice Law in New Orleans

Press Release, January 12, 2021


How infrastructure improvements can aid inclusive revival

CT Mirror, October 26, 2020


Hartford Land Bank looking to acquire, restore its first batch of vacant, blighted homes

Hartford Courant, August 20, 2020


Laura Settlemyer named to HBJ “40 Under Forty” Class of 2020

Hartford Business Journal, August 10, 2020


Hartford Land Bank seeks to acquire 7 properties from city

Hartford Business Journal, August 6, 2020


Hartford Land Bank Names First Executive Director

Press Release, February 5, 2020


Hartford Land Bank: Rebuilding Hartford’s Neighborhoods

Hartford News, March 26, 2020 (scroll to page 3)


Settlemyer aims to turn Hartford’s eyesore properties into neighborhood assets

Hartford Business Journal, March 23, 2020


New Hartford Land Bank executive director seeks to eliminate blighted properties

Hartford Business Journal, February 6, 2020


Laura Settlemyer, Hartford’s first blight remediation director, will now lead city’s first land bank

Hartford Courant, February 5, 2020


Land Banks and Conservatorship: Connecticut’s New Tools to Stabilize Neighborhoods

Partnership for Strong Communities October 2019 IForum, October 30, 2019


Land banks: a developer’s savior?

The Real Deal, August 19, 2019


Newburgh, N.Y., may have a solution for blighted properties Connecticut can use

CT Mirror, July 4, 2019


Abandoned And Vacant: A Look At How Connecticut Cities Are Addressing Blight

WNPR Connecticut Public Radio’s “Where We Live”, June 20, 2019, re-aired August 8, 2019


Give Cities Better Tools to Address Blight

The Hartford Guardian, June 5, 2019


Bidders see a mix of discounts and hard lines at Hartford property auction

Hartford Courant, May 10, 2019


Hartford Land Bank to help find responsible owners for blighted, vacant properties

Hartford Courant, May 5, 2019


Blight No More: Check Out 13 Before-And-After Transformations In Hartford

Hartford Courant, October 11, 2018


Nearly 140 Blighted Properties Fixed In Hartford

Hartford Courant, October 8, 2018


New Blight Director Brings Benefit Of Experience To Hartford

Hartford Courant, November 21, 2016