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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.



Demolition Services 

Prairie Thistle Shopping Center 

22353 Governors Highway, Richton Park

****Due: 12/27/17

Richton Park Prairie Thistle Demo Invitation to Bid Packet Revised.pdf


Available Properties:

Residential Properties:​​​​

Available Residential Properties:

Address            Bed/Bath Broker Information         Price

13353 Greenwood, Blue Island                                    Rachel Caldwell - 
                                                                                Carrington Realty 312-961-8340​

1215 Sunnyside, Chicago Heights                3/1.5         Rachel Caldwell - 
                                                                                Carrington Realty 312-961-8340​

516 W 15th Pl, Chicago Heights                                   under contract David Huerta - 
                                                                                Calumet Region Realty 708-743-3395

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

531 W. 16th Place, Chicago Heights, IL 3/1

41 W. 15th Street, Chicago Heights, IL 5/2 under contract 
                  2 unit                                                      

14732 Clark Street, Dolton, IL 2/1 under contract Rachel Caldwell
                                                                                Carrington Realty 312-961-8340

16785 Head, Hazel Crest                                             under contract

17056 Greenbay Ave, Lansing                                      under contract

17323 Park Ave, Lansing                                             under contract​

​2344 183rd Pl, Lansing                                       for details

19042 Wentworth, Lansing                                 for details

17715 Paxton​, Lansing                                       for details

408 Sauk Tr, Park Forest NEW

832 Pin Oak, University Park NEW

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

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:

  • 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.
  • Builders: 30 Residential Lots Available in Las Fuentes, Richton Park near​ I-57 and new Super Walmart​ - AVAILABLE
  • 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, January 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm at  the SSLBDA offices: 3649 W 183rd St, suite 124, Hazel Crest, IL

Agenda: SSLBDA Board Agenda - January 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.​​​