The Mission of the Pittsburgh Land Bank is to return unproductive Real Property to beneficial reuse, through an equitable, transparent, and public process, revitalize neighborhoods to strengthen the City’s tax base and support socially and economically diverse communities.
The Pittsburgh Land Bank was created via local ordinance in the Spring of 2014. It operates citywide within the municipal boundaries of the City of Pittsburgh. It is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors and is the local government agency responsible for the recycling of distressed properties back to productive use.
In November 2020, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) integrated the Pittsburgh Land Bank (PLB) as an affiliate entity. The PLB is now located in the Real Estate and Transactions Unit alongside other development-focused affiliates, PHDC, PEIDC, and ELTRIDRA.