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Land Bank in the News

The Land Bank is helping Montgomery County communities remove blight and revitalize neighborhoods. Check out recent newspaper and TV news stories reporting on the latest developments, and articles that touch on our mission.

Montgomery County Land Bank

2017

Land Bank home getting offer hours after listing to hold open house- WHIO , April 26, 2017

Land Bank pumping millions into restoring local distressed properties- Dayton Daily News, April 14, 2017

Three groups express interest in developing downtown Dayton Tower- Dayton Business Journal, April 10, 2017

Bacon manufacturer helps beautify neighborhood- Dayton Daily News, March 29, 2017 

Hospital Group announces West Carrollton plans- Dayton Business Journal, February 15, 2017  

2016

Huber Heights Brandt Pike Revitalization- Huber Heights Fall Newsletter 2016/ Stay informed with the project at www.discoverbrandtpike.com  

$4 million will help demolish 740 houses in Montgomery County- Dayton Daily News, October 20, 2016

Dayton Arcade's $500k tax bill eliminated- Dayton Daily News, September 22, 2016

Montgomery County receives grant to tear down and restore vacant homes- abc News 22, August 17, 2016

City looks to buy part of former Dayton Daily News site- Dayton Daily News, August 15, 2016

City plots future for downtown Dayton tower- Dayton Business Journal, August 15, 2016

2 local communities seek funds to address blight- Dayton Daily News, August 1, 2016

New Website Showcases Land Reuse Mission- Vankley & Walker, LLC-- Blog, July 25, 2016

Dayton area gets $8M to combat blight- Dayton Daily News, July 14, 2016

Dayton gets $1.5M for west Dayton plan- Dayton Daily News, June 29, 2016

Commercial Properties bog down Dayton Blight Fight - Dayton Daily News, June 15, 2016

Land Bank helps remove distressed properties – Harrison Township Community Newsletter, Spring 2016

Ohio to get $98M for demolition, foreclosure prevention – Dayton Daily News, Feb. 19, 2016

Brandt Pike Study Close ; Huber Heights Project Would Cost $75,000 and Take 9 Months - Dayton Daily News, Feb. 7, 2016

2015

Money, time added to fight blight - Dayton Daily News, Dec. 25, 2015

County gets more money, time to fight blight – Dayton Daily News, Dec. 23, 2015

Spending bill could boost program to fight blight - Detroit News, Dec. 17, 2015

Locals get first crack at foreclosed properties - Dayton Daily News, Nov. 11, 2015

Harrison Twp. identifies 31 properties for demolition – Dayton Daily News, July 11, 2015

Funds to raze urban blight harder to find - Dayton Daily News, May 10, 2015

Foreclosure filings hit 15-year low in region – Dayton Daily News, Jan. 4, 2015

2014

Dayton ranks No. 1 in nation for soaring home asking prices – Dayton Business Journal, Nov. 10, 2014

What’s being done about the abandoned home problem – WDTN TV, Oct. 14, 2014

OHFA Continues Efforts to Tackle Blighted Communities, Awards $10.4 Million to 15 Counties – Ohio Housing Finance Agency, Aug. 21, 2014

OHFA Awards 11 Counties a Portion of $49.5 Million to Tackle Blighted Communities – Ohio Housing Finance Agency, Feb. 28, 2014

Vacant and Abandoned Properties: Turning Liabilities into Assets - HUD User, Winter 2014

2013

Montgomery County land bank awarded $1.1M – Dayton Daily News, Feb. 26, 2013

2012

County can apply for over $4M in demolition funds – Dayton Daily News, May 4, 2012

Many owners of abandoned homes escape responsibility – Dayton Daily News, Feb. 12, 2012

Local abandoned industrial sites may be redeveloped - WHIO TV, Feb. 2, 2012

3 Dayton sites first targets of county land bank - Dayton Daily News, Jan. 31, 2012

2011

New solutions for vacant properties - WHIO TV, July 6, 2011

Montgomery Co. creates land bank to transform blighted neighborhoods – Dayton Daily News, July 5, 2011

Montgomery County forms ‘land bank’ – Dayton Business Journal, July 5, 2011

2010

Foreclosure filings jump nearly 31 percent – Dayton Daily News, Apr. 16, 2010

National Issues and Information

2016

Market for fixer-uppers traps low-income buyers – New York Times, Feb. 20, 2016

HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses - Dayton Daily News, Feb. 5, 2016

2014

Detroit to auction vacant homes online – CNN Money, Apr. 14, 2014

Foreclosures hit six-year low in 2013 - CNN Money, Jan. 16, 2014