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Board 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
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 
Executive Director:
Russell Rydin


SSLBDA Member Communities:

Blue Island

Hazel Crest


Oak Forest

Park Forest


Richton Park

Sauk Village




Chicago Heights
Ford Heights



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.



We are hiring:

SSLBDA Project Manager:

Assist the Executive Director with property acquisitions and dispositions. Analyze potential properties and projects. Coordinate with member communities on projects and issues. Manage all aspects of assigned properties including acquisition, security, renovation, sales etc. Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Experience in Real Estate and Construction necessary. Knowledge of Local, State and Federal governmental agencies, programs and grant requirements preferred. Strong communication and analytical skills required. Knowledge of the South suburbs preferred.

The budgeted salary for this position is $50,000 per year plus benefits.

If you are interested in applying, please email your resume and cover letter with any questions to

Please no phone calls.



Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings:

The next SSLBDA Board meeting is scheduled for Monday,   February 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the SSMMA - 1904 W 174th St, East Hazel Crest, IL.



Available Properties:  

Click Here for Map of SSLBDA Available Properties

  • 406 Suwanee, Park Forest IL (two bedroom single family home)
  • 2336 Union St. #1, Blue Island IL (one bedroom condo - downtown Blue Island across from the Hospital)
  • 130 Warwick, Park Forest (vacant residential lot)
  • 22417 Chappel, Sauk Village (three bedroom single family home)
  • 2414 Apache, Sauk Village (three bedroom single family home)
  • 3003 224th Pl., Sauk Village (three bedroom single family home)
  • 3642 Morgan, Steger (three bedroom single family home)
  • 21408 Peterson, Sauk Village (townhouse)
  • 1604 216th Pl., Sauk Village (vacant residential lot)
  • NEW: 14960 S Pulaski # 3, Midlothian (two bedroom condo)
  • NEW: 2042 Grove, Blue Island (three bedroom single family home)
  • NEW: 15209 S Halsted, Phoenix (three bedroom single family home)
  • NEW: 17507 Butternut Rd, Hazel Crest (three bedroom single family home)
  • NEW: 207 E Clinton St, Joliet (single family home)
  • NEW: 15028 Dorchester, Dolton (4 unit apartment building)
  • NEW: 14431 Irving, Dolton (single family home)
  • NEW: 30 Residential Lots in Las Fuentes Subdivision in Richton Park


Contact us for more information:



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.

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.