Application Process and Timeline


Please send completed applications to:

  • To the HCLRC at
  • Via email at or
  • Via mail to HCLRC ATTN: Application, 3 East 4th Street, Suite 300, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Applications can be found here: Program Applications

Application Review Process

All applications are reviewed monthly. To be included in a monthly review, your application must be received no later than the 1st of the month. You will receive a response once your application has been received and should have a decision regarding its approval or denial within 30-45 days. Once an application is received, the next steps are:

Lot-To-Yard, Gardens and Green, and Single-Family Home Development: If your application is approved, you will receive a contract for the purchase and redevelopment of the property and a target closing date. Terms regarding price and development time frames will be included in this contract. If you want to schedule a time to view the interior of a property, this will take place after application approval, but before the closing on the property.

Multi-Unit, Multi-Property, and Commercial Development: If your application is accepted, you will be contacted to schedule a date for a live pitch of your development project to Port Authority development staff.


Post-Closing Procedures

All purchasers are required to keep the HCLRC up-to-date on the progress of any required improvements or development. Upon request, the purchasers may be required to give narrative updates and provide photos of any progress. Upon completion of the development the purchaser must provide notice to the HCLRC and provide photos.