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Posted on: August 23, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Workforce Housing to Discuss Land Banks Aug. 29

Public Meeting Flyer for event with Nick Hall

Join the City of San Marcos Workforce Housing Task Force for a Public Meeting on Land Banks with Chairman of the Houston Land Bank Nick Hall on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins.

Land banks are a potential tool identified as a part of the Strategic Housing Action Plan to address housing challenges in San Marcos. A land bank allows for the transition of vacant or underutilized properties into housing for the community.

Hall is an expert in land banks and will be presenting and answering questions about this housing affordability tool. Hall’s history includes devising a strategy to transform Houston’s Land Assemblage Redevelopment Authority into the Houston Land Bank, making it a city-wide authority in community revitalization with a mission to strategically acquire and develop vacant, abandoned, and storm-damaged properties into productive use to catalyze transformative community development.

You can learn more about the Workforce Housing Task Force Draft Strategic Housing Action Plan by visiting www.sanmarcostx.gov/smtx4all.

Nick Hall is a Real Estate Attorney and currently serves as the Chairman of the Houston Land Bank. He works closely with his colleagues on the Board and its staff to create affordable home ownership opportunities, support community revitalization initiatives, and collaborate with key stakeholders on flood recovery and storm resiliency.

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