Erie County Land Reutilization Corporation

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Erie County Land Reutilization Corporation

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.

Demolition and Site Revitalization Program

In 2021 the Ohio General Assembly allocated $150 million to help counties fight the war on blighted neighborhoods. The Erie County Land Reutilization Corporation, as part of the Demolition and Site Revitalization Program, was awarded $500,000 for projects. Our organization is committed to utilizing this funding across all of Erie County to help communities clean up long blighted properties that pose an opportunity to have immediate and long lasting community impact. 

Since 2013:

  • 141 Parcels acquired county-wide
  • 94 Parcels transferred to private ownership & back on the tax rolls
  • Over 100 blighted houses and buildings demolished using outside funding from Moving Ohio Forward and Neighborhood Initiative Program. 
  • The Land Bank provided Chappel Creek property for Genesis on the Lake sober living community in the spring of 2015
  • Through our work, removed blighted structures on the corner of Decatur and W Jefferson streets in Sandusky to make way for a new parking lot for Sandusky Central Catholic staff & students in spring of 2019

For information about the Erie County Land Bank contact:

Alex Jones, Executive Director E-Mail: [email protected]  PH: 419.627.7703
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