How is Fairfield County Land Reutilization Corporation funded?

The Land Bank is not funded through general revenue funds of the County. The Land Bank is funded through an additional fee of five per cent of all collections of delinquent real property, personal property, and manufactured and mobile home taxes and assessments. O.R.C. 321.261.
Monthly Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 11:00 am
Fairfield County Commissioners’ Hearing Room
210 E Main St., 3rd Floor, Lancaster, Ohio
Press Release

October 24, 2019
Fairfield County Land Bank Announces New Grant Programs for Local Governments and Non-profit Organizations
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Who is responsible for the governance and operations of the Fairfield County Land Reutilization Corporation?
The Land Bank is governed by a Board of Directors. Ohio law requires a minimum of five Directors, including the county treasurer and two of the three county commissioners.
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Use of Targeted Areas

• NIP application provided by deadline
• Collaborative, strategic approach

What is the Fairfield County Land Reutilization Corporation?



The Fairfield County Land Reutilization Corporation (“Land Bank”) is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to strategically acquire properties and return them to productive use.  As part of its mission the Land Bank seeks to reduce blight, increase property values, support community goals, promote economic development and improve the quality of life for County residents.

What is the Land Bank currently doing?



In December 2021 the Fairfield County Land Bank registered as the Lead Entity and is eligible for the $500,000 set aside per county as provided by state funds through the Ohio Department of Development for the Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program.  Of the $150 million allocated to this program in the state budget, Lead Entities may receive funds above the initial $500,000 so long as they can match 25% of the costs.  The Land Bank has reached out to the cities, townships and villages in the county to help identify blighted and unsafe structures that may qualify for this program. Applications are due February 28, 2022. Funds must be obligated by June 30, 2022 and all work must be completed by May 1, 2023.

The Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2pm in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room.