Land Bank Authority

Policy Statement

The Augusta, Georgia Land Bank Authority’s (AGLBA) mission is to collaborate with the City of Augusta-Richmond County on community and economic development projects by providing land to be used in the production of affordable housing for low and moderate income households. The AGLBA is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Georgia for the public purpose of returning non-tax generating properties to a productive use. The AGLBA was formed through an inter-local agreement between the City of Augusta and Richmond County. The AGLBA works in conjunction with various city departments to facilitate the construction of affordable housing by non-profit community development organizations and private developers.

Primary Responsiblities of the AGLBA

  • Works with the City of Augusta, Richmond County in the implementation of community and economic development.
  • Acquire and place underutilized parcels in a productive use to generate tax revenue.
  • Enhance the quality of life for residents living in targeted communities.
  • Assists Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO’s), adjoining property owners and other interested parties in acquiring property.
  • Transfer properties for use in developing affordable housing.

AGLBA Board Members 

  • Tederell (Chris) Johnson, AGLBA Chairman/Tax Commissioner
  • Alvin Mason, Ex-Officio Board Member/Commissioner (District 4)
  • Takiyah Douse, Board Member/Interim Administrator
  • Scott Rountree, Board Member/Chief Appraiser, Tax Assessor’s Office
  • Dr. Michael Hearon, Board Member/Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Augusta
  • Karen Gordon, Board Member/Gordon Music Group & Garden City Jazz
  • Lauren Dallas, Board Member/Director, Augusta Tomorrow