If the sale of vacant property advances the City’s goals, public agencies may sell a property outside of a competitive process. Those goals could be supporting new jobs at a neighborhood business, providing land for affordable housing, creating a community garden, or offering a side or rear yard to a resident.

Land for Affordable Housing

By making public land available at a lower cost, PHDC supports housing affordable to low- and moderate-income families.

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Community Gardens

Community gardens help residents get to know each other, manage stormwater and help provide fresh food to neighbors.

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Side and Rear Yards

Residents who live next to a vacant lot owned by a public agency may be able to buy it for a side or rear yard.

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Land for Business Expansion

Businesses may acquire publicly owned property to help support job creation.