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.

Update: Vacant Lots Temporarily Removed

Vacant lots have been temporarily removed from the Landbank’s website as we assess opportunities for new housing throughout the County. If you are interested in purchasing a vacant lot from the Landbank please submit an inquiry on our Contact Us page, and someone will follow up with you about next steps once vacant lots become available: https://www.hamiltoncountylandbank.org/contact-us/ 

Through rehab, stabilization or 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 sell properties to people and organizations with a transformative vision. Have an idea for a property? 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.

What's New

Top Ten Landbank Sales of 2019

In 2019, the Landbank sold 175 properties through its various programs in Hamilton County. Formerly vacant and abandoned properties are finding new life as homes, gardens, multi-family developments, and more.

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1702 Central before renovation

1702 Central after renovation by OTR A.D.O.P.T.

2112 Hatmaker
Before Renovations

2112 Hatmaker
1 year after Renovations

1537 St. Leger vacant lot following demolition of blighted property

1537 St. Leger with new-build infill housing through REACH Evanston

1710 Brewster with renovations by Easterseals underway

1710 Brewster ribbon cutting

Blight to Bright

Our impact? Vibrant, productive properties where blight and vacancy once held residence, transforming communities one lot at a time.

Interested in purchasing a Landbank property? These resources are a great place to start.

Learn more about the application process, explore resources for doing property research, and check out a helpful guide for first-time rehabbers.

Resources
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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.

- Milton Davis, Cumminsville Rehabber and Resident

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.

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