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

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