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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
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


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:

Click Here or see below 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)
  • SOLD: 2​2417 Chappel, Sauk Village (three bedroom single family home)
  • 2414 Apache, Sauk Village (three bedroom single family home)
  • UNDER CONTRACT: 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)
  • 14960 S Pulaski # 3, Midlothian (two bedroom condo)
  • 2042 Grove, Blue Island (three bedroom single family home)
  • 15209 S Halsted, Phoenix (three bedroom single family home)
  • 17507 Butternut Rd, Hazel Crest (three bedroom single family home)
  • 207 E Clinton St, Joliet (single family home)
  • 15028 Dorchester, Dolton (4 unit apartment building)
  • 14431 Irving, Dolton (single family home)
  • 14347 Woodlawn, Dolton (three bedroom single family home)
  • 30 Residential Lots in Las Fuentes Subdivision in Richton Park
  • 31 W 34th St, Steger (4 unit mixed use)
  • 3244 Sangamon, Steger (three bedroom single family home)
  • 14500 Lawndale, Midlothian (three bedroom single family home)
  • 14700 Harvard, Dolton (13 acres - vacant TOD development potential near 2 Metra stations with frontage on Little Calumet)
  • Fay's Point Marina, Blue Island - not for sale (88 slip marina and 8 acres of natural open space and wetlands): Boat Slips Available to Rent.

Contact us for more information:



Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings:

The next SSLBDA Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 20th, 2015 at 3:00 pm at the SSMMA - 1904 W 174th St, East Hazel Crest, IL. 

SSLBDA Board Agenda - July 2015.pdf



The South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority is requesting proposals for Audit Services.

​UPDATE (6-5-15): The Submission Deadline for the RFP for Audit Services is being extended to Thursday June 11, 2015 at 1pm. There is additional information and financial statements for review below. Please email any revisions or new submissions to by the deadline. Any firms that have already submitted information will be able to revise or re-submit information as necessary based on any new information and the statements provided.

Please open the attached PDF below for details.

SSLBDA - RFP - Audit Services 2014-2016 Final.pdf

SSLBDA - 2014 Financial Statements.pdf

SSLBDA - 2013 Financial Statements.pdf​

SSLBDA - Audit Services - RFP Questions 6-5-15.pdf



SSLBDA REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS - General Contractors - Chicago Heights.pdf

We have selected Tropic Construction. This RFQ is now closed.



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.