Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization

​​Department of Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization​

​Land Acquisition / Land Bank Program

City of Dallas Land Bank

The City of Dallas Urban Land Bank Demonstration Program acquires unproductive, vacant and developable lots for affordable single-family housing development. The Land Bank helps to both reduce unproductive expenditures and increase local government revenues. This process is being implemented by means of tax foreclosure. A property has to meet certain criteria to be considered for Land Bank use; 1) owe at least five years in back taxes; and 2) the total taxes and non-tax liens must be greater than the Appraisal District's value of the property. The Land Bank will purchase the properties from a private Sheriff's sale, maintain the properties and assemble groups of parcels for sale to for-profit and nonprofit developers.

Should you have any questions on the Land Bank, please email us at dallasulbdp@dallascityhall.com

2018 Land Bank Timeline for Developer/Builder Training & Submission of Applications

November 15, 2018

Topic: Developer application overview & training                                                                                          Time: 12:00-2:00 p.m.                                                Location:  Meadows Conference Center (Oak Room) 2900 Live Oak

December 2018--Exact date TBD

First day to submit applications for RESERVED LOTS and NON-RESERVED LOTS.


Land Bank Application & Addendum, Inventory and Helpful Materials

Land Bank Application

Land Bank Application Addendum #1

Land Bank Lot Inventory

Responses to Questions Received at July 10, 2018 Developer Training

FY 2018 HUD Income Limits

Land Bank Annual Plan and Public Hearing Calendar

Each year, the Land Bank develops a plan that sets forth the Land Bank's acquisition and sales strategy. Members of the public are invited to review and provide feedback on the annual plan during a 60-day public comment period. 

The Dallas City Council will hold a public hearing on January 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Dallas City Hall to receive final comments on the proposed 2018-2019 City of Dallas Urban Land Bank Demonstration Program Plan.  The full public notice and proposed plan can be accessed by following the links below:

Notice of Public Hearing on 2018-2019 Dallas Urban Land Bank Demonstration Program  Annual Plan

Proposed 2018-2019 Dallas Urban Land Bank Demonstration Program Annual Plan

Land Bank Frequently Asked Questions

Land Bank - FAQs

Land Transfer Program

The City of Dallas offers opportunities for nonprofit groups to develop affordable housing by acquiring tax foreclosed vacant lots or surplus vacant lots from the city's inventory. The City of Dallas receives vacant lots as the result of property tax foreclosure and may sell some of those properties to eligible nonprofit groups at a below market price for the development of affordable housing. The City of Dallas may also sell surplus properties to other eligible entities at a below market price for the development of affordable housing.

November 2018--The Application for the Land Transfer Program is currently under development. Notices will be sent to stakeholders once the application has been finalized.

For more information, regarding this program, contact the Department of Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization at 214-670-7315.

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