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The mission of COCIC is to acquire properties in order to improve the quality of neighborhoods, increase property values and return unproductive properties to contributing, tax-paying status, and create diverse housing and business opportunities by leveraging resources to promote and facilitate the reclamation, rehabilitation and reutilization of vacant, abandoned, tax-foreclosed, or other real property in the County.
UPCOMING MEETINGS: OUR MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC As a precaution against the Coronavirus, until further notice, our upcoming Board of Directors meetings will be conducted via Zoom. If you are interested in attending, click here, so we know to expect you. Upon receipt, you will be provided the link to attend the meeting.


We at COCIC-Franklin County Land Bank are watching the current public health situation with COVID-19 closely and are taking all appropriate measures to ensure the safety of our staff, Board of Directors, Partners, Community Members, and COCIC Vendors.
  • Staff members are working remotely and available by phone or email.
  • Meetings will be held via conference call or by scheduled video conferencing.
  • We will continue to work with buyers who are moving forward into the purchase process of home buying.
  • All in-person events and meetings are cancelled until further notice.
  • On-line Community Land Trust Orientations will be offered to potential COCLT homebuyers via scheduled video conferencing.
  • For COCLT questions or requests, email us at and a staff member will contact you within 24 hours.
Currently, newly constructed projects are still in progress. Our builders will continue to keep construction sites safe and follow best practices set forth by the City of Columbus Building and Zoning Department and CDC during this time. We will continue to update our website on our newly constructed homes as they become available, so keep an eye out!
Thank you for your cooperation!
- COCIC Staff


COCIC news

Creation of Central Ohio Community Land Trust

COCIC announces the creation of the Central Ohio Community Land Trust today. COCIC, supported by the County Treasurer's Office and the Franklin County Commissioners, serves as the Franklin County Land Bank, and will oversee the Trust as its subsidiary. Click here to learn more about the COCLT.

$180 Million and Growing: The Beneficial Impacts of the Land Banks of COCIC and the City of Columbus

A new study by the Greater Ohio Policy Center revealed that COCIC and the City of Columbus land banks generated $180 million in economic impact across Franklin County over the past five years. The study points to preservation of property values, land sales, and activity in disinvested neighborhoods as key land bank functions positively impacting the economy.

Join Our Team

We have excellent career opportunities for individuals looking to join an innovative and diverse team. COCIC is a dynamic, mission-driven organization committed to revitalizing neighborhoods and strengthening communities throughout Franklin County.

COCIC offers exceptional benefits including: Health, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability Insurance; Paid Vacation, Sick and Holidays; 401(k) and Company Contribution; Employee Assistance Program; and Professional Development.

For more information about our current openings, click here.



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The COCIC Franklin County Land Bank is a public authority dedicated to returning Franklin County’s vacant, abandoned and foreclosed properties to productive use. COCIC is committed to the elimination and prevention of hopelessly blighted, economically-stranded properties.