Flint is trying. In order to stem the tide of blight created by abandoned structures, the Land Bank mowed 2219 lots and removed 380 tons of debris in 2004, mowed 4082 lots and removed 270 tons of debris in 2005. Last year it also sold 280 “side-lots“ to next-door neighbors of Land Bank properties for $1 each, completed 21 single-family re-habs, managed 57 rental properties, and granted a postponement of the foreclosure process to over 1350 homeowners allowing them to keep their homes.