Neighborhood Revitalization

Thriving neighborhoods, with a range of housing options and vibrant small business districts with new jobs, mean that residents benefit from improved equity in their homes and have improved choices about their future with neighborhood revitalization. The Port works to revive blighted, vacant, and underperforming real estate that stresses communities, devalues real estate, and detracts from quality of life. We collaborate with community stakeholders, customizing our approach to address each neighborhoods’ priorities, challenges, and opportunities.

The Impact

41neighborhoods and jurisdictions impacted (2019)

1,7001,700 vacant, underutilized properties improved

$76.6MMinvested in neighborhood strategy


Focuses on the acquisition and rehabilitation of blighted residential properties to provide housing options across multiple price points from affordable to market-rate.


Focuses on acquisition and rehabilitation of blighted commercial properties to revitalize neighborhood commercial districts with place-based, neighborhood-serving retail, arts and culture, and microenterprise.


Through the Hamilton County Landbank, we hold properties throughout the county as they await a new owner and use. We work with rehabbers, developers, residents, and municipalities to improve communities one property at a time.


REACH Price Hill wraps up first phase

Ten formerly vacant and blighted homes in the Cedar Grove area of Price Hill are fully rehabbed and ready for new owners. The Port, Hamilton County Landbank, City of Cincinnati, and Price Hill Will celebrated the completion of the first phase of REACH (Rehab Across Cincinnati and Hamilton County) Price Hill with a ribbon-cutting in October 2019.

Photo of official ribbon cutting in front of Price Hill home on St. Lawrence Avenue. neighborhood revitalization