What We Offer

Whether you are a small business, a large-scale developer, a homebuyer, or a neighborhood advocate, we offer partnerships, programs, and services to support the advancement of everyone in Hamilton County.

NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION

Our neighborhood revitalization strategy looks at both residential and commercial corridors to take a holistic approach. We offer a number of programs, opportunities, and platforms for everything from home rehab to support for microenterprise, and much more.

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FOCUS AREAS
Housing

Housing Redevelopment

Placemaking

Placemaking

Commercial

Commercial Redevelopment

PROGRAMS AND TOOLS

LANDBANKING

Through the Hamilton County Landbank, we hold a number of 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.

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REACH HOME REHAB PROGRAM

We launched REACH as a targeted effort to spur redevelopment in targeted neighborhoods by rehabbing homes to stabilize the housing market. Nearly two dozen individuals and families have moved into REACH homes, and new REACH homes go on the market regularly.

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DONATE A PROPERTY

Through the Hamilton County Landbank, we accept donations of property. Often Owners donate vacant property to us when they are either no longer able or no longer willing to maintain or pay for it.

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PUBLIC FINANCE

We work with developers and companies to provide financing options for new development or expansion. Our Public Finance practice offers a number of unique tools and thrives on leveraging them in the right combination to set projects up for success.

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Public Finance Legacy Tools

Legacy Tools

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Revolving Loan Funds

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Down Payment Assistance

PROGRAMS AND TOOLS

IMPACT INVESTING

Increasingly, companies and individuals are seeking investment options that offer social impact as well as traditional return. We offer a number of avenues to invest wisely and make an impact in our community.

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COMMERCIAL REVOLVING LOAN FUND

Thriving neighborhoods have at their heart a thriving neighborhood business district. The DREAM Loan Fund provides funding for entrepreneurs and place-based businesses seeking to set up a storefront.

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DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE

Communities First provides homebuyers with down payment / closing cost assistance throughout the State of Ohio. Over 2,000 homebuyers have utilized Communities First to help them move into a new home.

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MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRIAL REVITALIZATION

Our industrial revitalization strategy endeavors to bring underutilized industrial properties back to their best, productive use. We have a number of programs in place for impact investors, those seeking third party project management, and site selectors looking for large, development ready sites.

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FOCUS AREAS
Site Readiness

Site Readiness

Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Project Management

Third-Party Project Management

PROGRAMS AND TOOLS

THIRD-PARTY PROJECT MANAGEMENT

We offer third-party project management including Grant Administration.

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FOREIGN TRADE ZONE

The Greater Cincinnati Foreign Trade Zone can provide major cost savings for companies that are heavily involved in imports and exports. Companies throughout the Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky region benefit from this federal program.

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