September 2, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Kingston City Land Bank Continues Its Work for Our Community
The Kingston City Land Bank (KCLB) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the substantial renovation of two single family-homes in Kingston. RFP documents, details, and deadlines can be downloaded HERE. RFP responses are due 10/6/21 at 5pm.
The two properties—124 Franklin Street and 149 Greenkill Avenue—are the final homes in the KCLB’s 5-affordable-home PILOT program, which was launched in 2020. The KCLB purchased both homes from the City of Kingston earlier this year for the full value of back taxes. Once renovated, the homes will be sold to households earning at or below 100% of Area Median Income.
“Engaging with the local contracting community is another avenue for the KCLB to provide a diverse and growing set of opportunities for all Kingston residents,” says Mike Gilliard, Executive Director of the Kingston City Land Bank. “By continuing to return properties taken by the City through foreclosure to productive use by constructing well-designed, fully renovated, and affordable homes, we provide a counterbalance to the speculative market forces that are pushing many residents out of our City.”
Several open RFPs can be downloaded from KCLB’s website, and additional RFPs will be announced this year. Subscribe to our mailing list to stay in the loop with our progress and become aware of future opportunities to get involved in our work!
The Kingston City Land Bank was formed with the purpose of acquiring title to tax-foreclosed and other distressed properties in the City of Kingston, removing barriers to redevelopment and returning properties to the tax rolls. Its mission is to foster an equitable community where vacant or distressed properties are transformed into community assets that improve the quality of life for Kingston residents, stabilize and enhance neighborhoods, and create new pathways for social and economic development.
For more information about the KCLB and to join our mailing list for updates, visit www.kclb.org and follow us on Instagram at @kingstoncitylandbank