Who helps fund the Land Bank and which municipalities participate in the program?

The Westmoreland County Land Bank is a governmental entity that seeks foundation money and grants for rehab projects, of which the resulting revenue helps operate the Land Bank. Member municipalities also contribute in-kind services and work with the Land Bank to ensure neighborhood stabilization. Member municipalities are: Derry Borough, City of Greensburg, Irwin Borough, City of Jeannette, City of Latrobe, City of Lower Burrell, Manor Borough, Mt. Pleasant Borough, Scottdale, South Greensburg Borough, Trafford Borough, Vandergrift Borough, West Newton Borough, Youngwood Borough, Derry Twp., Hempfield Twp., Mt. Pleasant Twp., Sewickley Twp., and Unity Twp.

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1. How is the Land Bank different than a Redevelopment Authority?
2. What are the main ways the Land Bank acquires properties?
3. What are some noteworthy projects the WCLB has taken on since inception?
4. Can the Land Bank help me demolish a blighted property in my neighborhood?
5. Does the Land Bank accept donated properties, and what would be some of the advantages for doing so?
6. Do you have to be a contractor to buy and rehab a Land Bank property?
7. Who helps fund the Land Bank and which municipalities participate in the program?
8. Are Land Banks a new concept?
9. How do I purchase a Land Bank property?