The Erie County Land Reutilization Corporation (or Land Bank) is a community improvement corporation whose purpose is to promote and facilitate the reclamation, rehabilitation and reutilization of vacant, abandoned, tax-foreclosed or other real property in Erie County.
By strategically acquiring properties and returning them to productive use, the Land Bank works to reduce blight, increase property values, strengthen neighborhoods, and improve the quality of life for all Erie County residents.
Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program:
The Ohio Attorney General’s Moving Ohio Forward demolition program concluded September 30, 2014. This grant provided funding which allowed the Land Bank to demolish 47 residential units encompassing 39 vacant, blighted properties throughout Erie County. Blighted, vacant or abandoned properties were eliminated in the City of Sandusky, City of Huron, Perkins Township, Vermilion Township, City of Vermilion, Margaretta Township and Oxford Township. The total amount of Grant funding expended in these 39 demolitions was $486,227.95, or roughly $12,467 per property.
Click here to Download Moving Ohio Forward Program Summary (PDF, 4MB)
ECLRC Quick Facts:
For information about the Erie County Land Bank, contact Land Bank Executive Director Scott Schell at 419-624-6894 or firstname.lastname@example.org