The House bill would allow land banks, like the one in Philadelphia, to partner with private sector developers to create local solutions for the lack of low-to-moderate-income housing.

Hapco Philadelphia has long advocated that district councilmembers put more vacant, city-owned lots they control into the city’s land bank, to attract developers to build affordable housing.

Hapco Philadelphia’s lobbyist in Harrisburg says the bill now moves to the Pennsylvania Senate.