The Greater Syracuse Land Bank is encouraging certain city employees to buy tax delinquent homes that have been sold to the city.
Last year, police officers and fire fighters employed by the city, and teachers who worked for the city school district, were offered a 10 percent discount if they bought one of the land bank properties. Nobody did. So the land bank’s board has okayed raising that discount to 50 percent.
The Land Bank’s executive director Katelyn Wright says they’ll push the program more aggressively this year.