House Bill 563 Testimony

Work continues on the Restore SGF initiative to increase home ownership in Springfield’s historic neighborhoods. Councilman Richard Ollis and state Rep. Bill Owen testified March 3 before the Missouri House of Representative’s Local Governments Committee on House Bill 563 to create a community land bank in Springfield.

Land banks are governmental entities or nonprofit corporations that are focused on the conversion of vacant, abandoned and tax-delinquent properties into productive use.

The bill made it through the committee 11-0. We will keep you posted on when this bill might go before the House.

Councilman Richard Ollis testifies before a government committee
Representative Bill Owen testifies before a government committee