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WP_20140717_001.jpgBoard of Directors: 
Adam Dotson, Chair
City of Oak Forest
Mark Miller, Vice Chair
City of Blue Island
Hildy Kingma, Secretary/Treasurer
Village of Park Forest
Edward W. Paesel,
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
Mayor David Hanks,
Board Member
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
Mayor Riley Rogers
Board Member
Village of Dolton
Alfredo Melesio, Board Member
City of Joliet
Alice Peterson, Board Member
Village of Steger
Jack Hynes, Board Member
City of Chicago Heights
Mayor Charles Griffin,
Board Member
Village of Ford Heights 

Village of Robbins

Travis Bandstra, Board Member
Village of Lansing

David Mekarski, Board Member​
Village of Olympia Fields

Thomas Van​der Woude,
Board Member
Village of Homewood

Village of University Park​

LaVern Murphy, Board Member
Village of Matteson

Mayor Eugene Williams
Board Member
Village of Lynwood

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:


Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Opportunities:

  • Oak Forest Gateway Center TOD parcels - Prime TOD Development Site - Ready to Build​
  • 15644 S Cicero, Oak Forest IL (commercial property to be redeveloped - across from new Metra Station's parking lot - additional properties may be available)
  • 22353 Governors Highway, Richton Park (commercial property and adjacent vacant acreage to be redeveloped - across the street from Metra station)​
  • 14700 Harvard, Dolton (13 acres - vacant residential TOD development potential near 2 Metra stations with frontage on Little Calumet)
  • more available - please contact us
  • Looking for funding on a TOD development? The SSMMA and Enterprise Community Partners have a TOD Loan Fund for acquisition and pre-development activities in the Southland​. Click here for the SSMMA/Enterprise TOD Loan Fund

Commercial Properties:

  • 1822 W 170th, Hazel Crest (commercial, TOD, former daycare) 
  • 14076 Lincoln, Dolton IL (available for commercial reuse: former bank branch in excellent condition - 3800 sq ft 1st floor + 3800 sq ft finished basement with vault - will consider lease - retail/restaurant/office)
  • 381 Blackhawk, Park Forest (former oil change building - available for redevelopment)
  • Fay's Point Marina, Blue Island - 88 slip marina and 8 acres of natural open space and wetlands: Boat Slips Available to Rent.​
  • More Available

Residential Properties:​​​​

SSLBDA Properties for Sale

Address            Bed/Bath Broker Information         Price
2022 High Street, Blue Island, IL 4/2 Tonya Roberson call for details
                2 unit                                                        Coldwell Banker 708-268-9680

71 W. 14th Place, Chicago Heights, IL 2/1 Rachel Caldwell $16,000
                                                                                Carrington Realty 312-961-8340​

531 W. 16th Place, Chicago Heights, IL 3/1 Kandice Robins call for details
                                                                                Robins Realty 312-721-1410
54 Terry Court, Chicago Heights, IL 3/1.5 Diane Abell             $75,000
                                                                                Coldwell Banker 708-228-3772

1227 Sunnyside Ave, Chicago Heights, IL 6/2 Rachel Caldwell COMING SOON
                                                                                Carrington Realty 312-961-8340 

1238 Orchard Ave, Chicago Heights, IL 4/2.5 David Huerta call for details
                                                                                Calumet Region Realty 708-743-3395 

207 Normandy Dr, Chicago Heights, IL 3/2 David Huerta call for details
                                                                                Calumet Region Realty 708-743-3395 

41 W. 15th Street, Chicago Heights, IL 5/2 David Huerta call for details
                  2 unit                                                      Calumet Region Realty 708-743-3395 

14446 Park Street, Dolton, IL 3/1 Rachel Caldwell $15,500
                                                                                Carrington Realty 312-961-8340

14732 Clark Street, Dolton, IL 2/1 Kandice Robins $19,000
                                                                                Robins Realty 312-721-1410

14933 Evans Ave, Dolton, IL 3/1 Kandice Robins $22,533
                                                                                Robins Realty 312-721-1410

15238 Meadow Lane, Dolton, IL 3/1 Rachel Caldwell $20,500
                                                                                Carrington Realty 312-961-8340

1728 Charleston Lane, Hazel Crest, IL 2/1 David Huerta $15,666
                                                                                Calumet Region Realty 708-743-3395

1729 Charleston Lane, Hazel Crest​              4/1.5          Coming soon

9 single family homes in Lansing                                  Coming soon

15830 Terrace Drive, Unit #R03, Oak Forest, IL 2/2 Tonya Roberson COMING SOON
                                                                                Coldwell Banker 708-268-9680

39 Sauk Trail, Park Forest, IL 2/1 Diane Abell call for details
                                                                                Coldwell Banker 708-228-3772

356 Minocqua, Park Forest, IL 2/1 Tonya Roberson       $25,000
                                                                                Coldwell Banker 708-268-9680

307 Herndon Street, Park Forest, IL 3/1.5 Kandice Robins call for details
                                                                                Robins Realty 312-721-1410

4525 Saratoga Road, Richton Park, IL 3/1 David Huerta $27,000
                                                                                Calumet Region Realty 708-743-3395

3730 Cedar Road, Richton Park, IL 3/1 Kandice Robins COMING SOON
                                                                                Robins Realty 312-721-1410​

3003 224th, Sauk Village​                             4/2           call for details​

​If you are an owner occupant homebuyer ask us about buying a renovated property.​

  • Builders: 30 Residential Lots Available in Las Fuentes, Richton Park near​ I-57 and new Super Walmart​
  • We also have vacant residential lots for new construction and vacant lots for a side lot program​

***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, December 19th at 3:00 pm at  the SSMMA offices: 1904 W 174th St, East Hazel Crest, IL. ​​


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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 South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority is requesting qualification statements from licensed Realtors, Brokers and Real Estate Brokerage Firms for Real Estate Marketing, Acquisition and Consulting Services. Qualification period is rolling. This RFQ is temporarily suspended as we have an ample number of Realtors approved and others who have submitted their credentials and are placed on our waiting list. Please check back when it will be re-opened.

Please open the attached PDF below for details.

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS - Realtors - Brokers - Firms 5-28-14.pdf

SSLBDA AG Contract - Final Execution Copy 3-11-2014.pdf







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.​​​