Fairfield County Land Reutilization Corporation
Press Release
September 20, 2016
Fairfield County Land Bank Receives Second Neighborhood Initiative Program Grant

August 23, 2016
Fairfield County Receives Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program Grant Award

August 23, 2016
Fairfield County Receives Neighborhood Revitalization Program Grant Award

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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
• Targeted areas identified in a broad manner
Press Release
September 20, 2016
Fairfield County Receives Community Housing

August 23, 2016
Fairfield County Receives Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program Grant Award

August 23, 2016
Fairfield County Receives Neighborhood Revitalization Program Grant Award

>> view previous news
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.
>> Read more

Use of Targeted Areas

• NIP application provided by deadline
• Collaborative, strategic approach
• Targeted areas identified in a broad manner

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 April of 2017, the Land Bank prepared and distributed a Request for Proposals (RFP) to regarding the potential sale and development of the Clarence E. Miller building in Lancaster, Ohio.  This building dates to the mid-19th century, and was recently transferred by the Fairfield County Commissioners to the Fairfield County Land Bank.  Our goal is to have the property renovated and maintained in keeping with its historical potential.  A copy of the RFP can be found here.

The Land Bank is currently seeking grant funding from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency’s Neighborhood Initiative Program. (“NIP”)  NIP will provide counties with Land Banks a minimum of $500,000 in grant funding to eliminate blight and encourage community redevelopment and greening.  The Land Bank is actively pursuing this source of grant funding.  The Land Bank is working in conjunction with the Lancaster Fairfield Community Action Agency and Fairfield County Regional Planning to identify neighborhoods that would benefit from blight removal and redevelopment.

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

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