Mending broken real estate to promote job creation, homeownership, and equitable development throughout Hamilton County

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How We Make Real Estate Work

Shuttered manufacturing plants. Vacant business districts. Abandoned homes. The result? Communities struggle with broken real estate. But not for long. With tools, resources, and experience, The Port is pioneering new models of real estate equity, developing new solutions - and contributing to the story of our region's renaissance. For new, job-creating advanced manufacturing. For neighborhood-serving business districts. For a range of affordable housing options.

For everyone in our region.

Industrial Revitalization

Bringing underutilized industrial properties back to their highest and best use, and creating development-ready sites for job creation

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Neighborhood Revitalization

Investing in neighborhoods to provide housing, thriving business districts and renewed commercial corridors

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Public Finance

Offering unique development finance tools, loans for entrepreneurs, and down-payment assistance

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A Brighter Future for Our Region

We believe that real estate should work for everyone, which is why we focus on equitable redevelopment of commercial and residential properties in Hamilton County - from industrial brownfield sites to abandoned housing. Through inclusive practices, we ensure development aligns with community goals. Whether you are a neighborhood advocate, looking for your first storefront, building a transformative development, or seeking a site for a new manufacturing facility, we can work together to solve our region's complex challenges and create long-term prosperity for all.

 

Neighborhood revitalization

Port Shorts: The Growth and Resurgence of Mt. Auburn

Nestled nearby and high atop downtown Cincinnati sits a neighborhood decorated with historic architectural marvels and streets lined with stunning homes, many built in the early 1800s. But years of disinvestment led to the neighborhood becoming one of the most blighted in the City. But in recent years, under strong neighborhood leadership, Mt. Auburn is seeing a renaissance breathing new life and renewed vibrancy into the community.

Headline: Cincinnati Agency Buys Nearly 200 Rental Homes Thwarting Private Investors - Wall Street Journal

IN THE NEWS

In the News - Wall Street Journal: Cincinnati Agency Buys Nearly 200 Rental Homes, Thwarting Private Investors

"A Cincinnati government entity outbid more than a dozen investment firms to buy 194 homes in and around the city, a move meant to keep tenants in their homes and private investors out of their neighborhoods."