Chesapeake Land Bank Authority

Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, November 1

Time: 3:30 p.m. 

Location: 555 Belaire Avenue

Regular Meetings are held 3:30 p.m. every first Wednesday of the month.  

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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The Chesapeake Land Bank Authority (CLBA) was created pursuant to the Land Bank Entities Act, Code of Virginia § § 15.2-7500 et seq., as amended. Such authority is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth, a body politic and corporate, created to assist the City in addressing vacant, abandoned, and tax delinquent properties within the City.

The CLBA shall administer the South Norfolk Residential Rehabilitation Grant Program and any other programs consistent with its powers. The Authority shall prepare and present an annual report to the City Council at the beginning of each fiscal year summarizing its performance over the prior fiscal year and its strategic plan going forward.

Property Inventory

In accordance with Sec. 2-738 of Chesapeake City Code , the authority maintains and makes available for public review the inventory of real property held by the authority. View the current property inventory report

South Norfolk Residential Rehabilitation Grant Program

Established by Chesapeake City Council in 2018, the South Norfolk Residential Rehabilitation Grant Program (SNRRGP) assists residential property owners in the South Norfolk National or Local Historic Districts fund eligible home improvement activities. The purposes of the SNRRGP are (1) to eradicate blight and the disrepair of residential properties, (2) to enhance the quality of life in the South Norfolk National and Local Historic Districts by increasing investment in the area, (3) to preserve and protect historic resources, and (4) to promote public welfare and safety by assisting with remediation of Virginia Property Maintenance Code concerns. 

Homeowners may apply for funding to complete interior or exterior home improvements, including HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems, siding, roofing, windows, fences, and others. For a full list of eligible activities, please review the SNRRGP Guidelines. To participate in the program, residential property owners are required to match the funds the CLBA invests in the project. In cases where the property owner' s family income is lower than the most recent U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fiscal Year Income Documentation System chart for the Hampton Roads region, the property owner may be eligible for a reduction in matching funds.

 If you’ re interested in applying, please reference the following documents: