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REMOVING BARRIERS. REUSING LAND. REBUILDING COMMUNITIES

OHIO BUILDING DEMOLITION & SITE REVITALIZATION PROGRAM

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced the launch of a new grant program to help revitalize local communities through the demolition of blighted and vacant buildings. The new Ohio Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program will provide nearly $150 million in grants to raze dilapidated commercial and residential buildings and revitalize surrounding properties. The program is part of the DeWine-Husted Administration's strategic efforts to invest in Ohio's future.

The Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program was created with the support of the Ohio General Assembly, which funded the program as part of the 2021 state biennium budget bill, House Bill 110. The program is administered by the Ohio Department of Development. In counties where a land bank has been established, the land bank will serve as the lead entity. Lead entities may enter into sub-recipient agreements with known end-users of any awards.

COCIC is pleased to serve as the Lead Entity for Franklin County and is here to be a resource to partners wishing to submit projects for consideration and application to ODOD for funding.

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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.

 

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COVID-19 RESPONSE

Staff members are working remotely as we continue to watch the current public health situation with COVID-19 and are taking all appropriate measures to ensure the safety of our staff, Board of Directors, Partners, Community Members, and COCIC Vendors.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Our meetings are open to the public. Until further notice, our upcoming Board of Directors meetings will be hybrid - via Zoom and in-person. As a precaution against COVID-19, meetings will be held at an alternative location to comply with social distancing measures. If you are interested in attending, click here, so we know to expect you. Upon receipt, you will be provided the Zoom link.

 

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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.