Giving places new purpose
to strengthen Hamilton County communities.
When properties are productive, communities benefit. Our mission is to put properties back to productive use to transform communities one lot at a time.
The Port is Launching Office Hours
Starting Friday September 13, 2019, The Port will start holding Office Hours for the public to visit our office and talk with someone about our application process. Currently applications can be submitted via email and regular mail but we now have the option to submit applications online via the Landbank’s website. An associate will be available every Friday morning from 10 AM-12 PM to answer your questions and walk through the application process in person. To schedule a time to meet with an associate please call 513-621-3000 and ask about getting on the schedule for the Port’s Office Hours or book a time by clicking the button below. Our office is located at 3 E 4th Street, Cincinnati OH, 45202.Reserve an Appointment
How we put properties back to productive use
Through rehab, stabilization or infill new-build
We operate a market-rate housing program as well as a historic structure stabilization program to prepare properties for new owners.
Through new owners with a plan
We work to match properties with new owners with a transformative vision. See a property you have an idea for? Let us know!
Through community partners and municipalities
We collaborate with communities and local government to ensure properties are repositioned in alignment with community plans.
Top Ten Landbank Success Stories of 2018
“Each property on the Top 10 list represents our collaboration with community, nonprofit and government partners. These combined efforts, along with the powerful Hamilton County Landbank tools, have allowed us to take possession of troubled properties, stabilize any hazards, clear the titles and put them back to good use for the community as a whole.” ~ Rob Goering, Chair, Hamilton County Landbank Board of DirectorsSee the Top Ten
Blight to Bright
Our impact? Vibrant, productive properties where blight and vacancy once held residence, transforming communities one lot at a time.
Instead of tearing down these houses, I want to bring them back to life with families living in them. Like there were when I was growing up here. I live on this street and I want to see this neighborhood be active again.
When Davis bought 3713 Cass from the Landbank, one of the walls of the house was falling down and the roof was open to the weather. Today, a family lives in the 2,500 square foot house built in 1911. Davis and his friend and neighbor of 20 years, Terry Lowery, worked together to rehab 3713 Cass. Lowery also bought a house on Cass. He’s been rehabbing it while living in it. He plans to stay in the home once he’s finished with the rehab.Read More About This Success Story