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Funding sought for Amsterdam land bank effort

Official: Time to show ‘we are in the game’

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Volunteers gutted the kitchen and bathroom, trimmed 20 years of overgrown landscaping and carried out 15 tons of rubbish from the Julia Street home that serves as Amsterdam’s first foray into the land bank concept. But after missing out on state funding last year, the city faces an important decision with implications on the local effort’s success. Despite sweat equity members of the city’s land bank committee and other volunteers poured into the home, officials ...

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