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REMOVING BARRIERS. REUSING LAND. REBUILDING COMMUNITIES

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.
Recommend a Vacant or Abandoned Property

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, Tenants, Community Members, and COCIC Vendors.
  • COCIC 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 in the purchase process of home buying, over the next few months.
  • All COCIC and COCLT events and meetings, including, but not limited to, the March 2020 Board of Directors meeting, Committee meetings and orientations 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 info@coclt.org 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

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

COCIC is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, disability, or other criteria prohibited by the City, State or Federal law.

To qualify for a job, an applicant must meet the education, training, experience and any applicable license or certificate requirement for the job position. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide acceptable proof of their work record and history.

Open Positions:
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Support Assistant - Real Estate Development
Interested in applying? Click here

 

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.


 

Properties

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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.