Alexander helped draft proposed law to help Georgia cities deal with blight
With Georgia among the top five states with the most foreclosures, state lawmakers have drafted legislation that would make it easier for cities to manage abandoned properties through the use of land banks.
Emory Law Professor Frank Alexander was interviewed by WABE 90.1 on the proposed revision to Georgia law, which he helped draft. Alexander is Sam Nunn Chair for Ethics and Professionalism and founding director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion.
He is an expert on land banks, and recently published the book Land Banks and Land Banking. He also has helped other municipalities, including Kansas City, Mo., draft similar laws.
A land bank isnít a lending institution, Alexander said.
"A land bank is a governmental entity that focuses exclusively on the acquisition, management and disposition of vacant, abandoned, foreclosed properties," Alexander said in the WABE report.
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