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  1. Community Foundation Summer Interns with April Kopas

    Land Bank Awarded Grant to Boost Community Pride in Sutersville Borough

    The Board of Directors of the Westmoreland County Land Bank today announced that they are the recipients of a $10,000 “Boosting Community Pride” grant from the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County. Read on...
  2. Property at 207 Main Street, Irwin, PA

    Land bank sells Irwin building

    A long-vacant former restaurant and hotel building in downtown Irwin sold to a North Huntingdon man who plans to renovate the three-story structure the borough condemned into apartments on the top two floors and possible commercial use on the first floor. Read on...
  3. Latrobe Park Site

    Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Partners with County Lank Bank for Community Greening Project

    Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), in partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank, is providing seed money to Adelphoi USA for the development of a pocket park on Ligonier Street in Latrobe. Read on...
  4. Westmoreland County property auction to expand

    Westmoreland County's land bank is expected to add four more parcels to its inventory Wednesday at the first of what could be as many as four judicial sales this year of tax-delinquent properties. Read on...
  5. Students tear into work on Greensburg Habitat for Humanity project

    The organization purchased the houses from the Westmoreland County Land Bank in December. A group of 8 Westmoreland CTC students started gutting two empty houses on Jefferson Ave in Greensburg to give families who need a place to live through Habitat. Read on...
  6. Boroughs Have Another Tool to Fight Blight

    Boroughs across Pennsylvania will have another tool to fight blight in their communities with Act 84 of 2016, which was signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf. It will exempt land banks from the state realty transfer tax. Read on...
  7. Westmoreland County Land Bank Teams up With Keep PA Beautiful to Tackle Blight

    (HERMINIE, PA) The Westmoreland County Land Bank is partnering with Keep PA Beautiful to help turn a blighted structure into an active community green space. Read on...
  8. Petrarca measure would help land banks rehabilitate blighted properties

    HARRISBURG, June 27 – State Rep. Joseph Petrarca will introduce a bill to exempt from the realty transfer tax all real estate transactions involving a land bank. Read on...
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