Land Bank Authority partner of the City of Columbus Community Reinvestment Department.

Land Bank Authority of Columbus, Georgia

About the Land Bank

Established in 1992, the Land Bank Authority of Columbus Georgia was the second Land Bank established in the state. It is a public authority, authorized by state law and governed by a Board of Directors. The Land Bank Authority is designed to return vacant, abandoned, tax-delinquent, and deteriorated properties to productive use by acquiring these properties, eliminating the liabilities, and transferring the properties to responsible owners in alignment with community goals and priorities.

There are many reasons why properties become unproductive and the Land Bank Authority is in a unique position to handle properties that are:

  • Vacant and abandoned;
  • Tax delinquent;
  • Government Surplus;
  • Tangled in heirs property; or
  • No longer wanted by private individuals, estates, or financial instistutions

Organizational Services

The Community Reinvestment Department, in partnership with the Land Bank Authority, provides comprehensive real property management for the Columbus Consolidated Government. Together, we help the City:

  • Acquire property to serve the public interest.
  • Dispose of public property through surplus, sale, or lease.
  • Work with nonprofit organizations to prioritize affordable housing and community improvement projects.
  • Support public-private efforts for community revitalization and economic development.
  • Ensure the use of publicly transferred property meets performance criteria.

Contact Us

For questions regarding City or Land Bank owned Real Estate, contact the City Real Estate Specialist, Natalie Bouyett, at

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does the Columbus Land Bank define good use?
  • We evaluate and price each property for its potential to:
    • Generate Tax Revenue;
    • Provide housing to people who earn low to moderate income;
    • Expand properties through side lot acquisition;
    • Increase commerce, entereprise, and industry;
    • Assist small businesses;
    • Create gardens, parks, and artistic spaces; and
    • Facilitate community connection