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WP_20140717_001.jpgBoard of Directors: 
Travis Bandstra, Secrestary/Treasurer
​City of Oak Forest
Mark Miller, Chair
City of Blue Island
Hildy Kingma, Vice Chair
Village of Park Forest
Kristi DeLaurentiis​,
Board Member
South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
Calvin Holmes, Board Member
Chicago Community Loan Fund
Dan Klaff, Board Member
Applegate, Thorne-Thomsen
Robin Snyderman,
Board Member
Brick Partners, LLC
Mayor Richard Reinbold,
Board Member
Village of Richton Park

Village of Sauk Village
Trustee Donald Killelea,
Board Member
Village of Midlothian
Mayor Vernard Alsberry, Jr.,
Board Member
Village of Hazel Crest
Keith Freeman, Board Member
Village of Phoenix
Village of Summit
Jeffery Sterr, Board Member
City of Joliet
Alice Peterson, Board Member
Village of Steger
Jack Hynes, Board Member
City of Chicago Heights

Village of Ford Heights 

Village of Robbins

TJ Grossi, Board Member
Village of Lansing

David Mekarski, Board Member​
Village of Olympia Fields

Village of Homewood

Village of University Park​

LaVern Murphy, Board Member
Village of Matteson

Mayor Eugene Williams
Board Member
Village of Lynwood

City of Kankakee

Executive Director:
Russell Rydin


SSLBDA Member Communities:

Blue Island

Hazel Crest


Oak Forest

Park Forest


Richton Park

Sauk Village



Chicago Heights
Ford Heights


Olympia Fields


University Park





Mission Statement:

The South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority will facilitate the redevelopment of acquired properties through strategic partnerships with developers, community organizations, lenders, and local governments to improve quality of life, stabilize the tax base, and enhance economic activities that promote sustainable, healthy, and stable communities in a manner consistent with local government plans and priorities.


Available Properties:

SSLBDA Properties for Sale - Current Inventory

​***If you are interested in a property, please complete our online Property Purchaser Application here: SSLBDA Property Purchase Application

or visit our Available Properties & Projects​ page to view the application.

Please contact us for more information:


​Board of Directors ​and Executive Committee meetings:

The next SSLBDA Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm at  the SSLBDA offices: 3649 W 183rd St, suite 124, Hazel Crest, IL

Agenda: SSLBDA Board Agenda - March 2018.pdf



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Blue 1647 Event on 10/25/16: with Blue 1647 Founder Emile Cambry (blue shirt) next to New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Dolton Mayor Riley Rogers, Richton Park Mayor Rick Reinbold, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, SSLBDA Executive Director Russ Rydin​, and other Blue 1647 Staff and Partners


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​Attorney General Lisa Madigan with SSLBDA, Village of Richton Park, SSMMA and CCLB officials​ at a Home Buyer event in Richton Park. Left to Right: Regan Stockstell (Village of Richton Park), Tselane Hatter (SSLBDA ), Ed Paesel (SSMMA), Rob Rose, (CCLB), Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Russell Rydin (SSLBDA), Adam Dotson (City of Oak Forest), Mayor Richard Renibold (Village of Richton Park), Trustee Monica Holden (Village of Richton Park)








The SSLBDA was made possible by a Department of Housing and Urban Development Sustainable Communities Grant to the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA), and with ongoing support from the Illinois Attorney General's Bank Foreclosure Settlement and the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.​​​