About Us

About Us

The Portage County Land Reutilization Corporation (Land Bank) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to facilitate the conversation of vacant, blighted, abandoned and tax delinquent property to productive use for the benefit of our community. The Land Bank furthers this mission by strategically acquiring properties and utilizing rehabilitation, resale, demolition, and other economic development tools to increase the value of a property and those that surround them. A focus of the Land Bank is to provide a positive return on the investment of the funding it receives in the form of property value being added to the tax rolls.

History

Legislation to create politically independent land banks formed out of a need to respond to the housing crisis of 2008. State legislators enabled Ohio Senate bill 353, during the 127th General Assembly which allowed the Cuyahoga County Commissioners to create the first modern land bank in Ohio. Legislation later included counties with lower populations, and in 2012 the Portage County Land Bank was created by the Portage County Board of Commissioners. At that time, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Moving Ohio Forward Program provided a way for communities to access much-needed funding for residential demolition as part of a settlement with the nation’s mortgage servicers and the new land bank focused on administering those grant funds. In 2014 the Moving Ohio Forward program concluded and was followed by additional monies that became available for residential demolition under the Ohio Financing Housing Agency’s Neighborhood Initiative Program. In total between these two programs, the Land Bank leveraged nearly $2,000,000 in outside funding to demolish one hundred and forty-four (144) residential structures throughout Portage County. Today, the Land Bank has shifted its primary focus to rehabilitation of existing housing and completes residential demolitions on a more limited basis.

Mission

The Portage County Land Bank facilitates the conversion of vacant, blighted, abandoned, and tax delinquent properties to productive use for the benefit of our community.

Financials, Policies, Minutes & Annual Reports

Minutes

January 27, 2021 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

October 21, 2020 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

July 15, 2020 PCLB Annual Meeting Minutes (PDF)

July 15, 2020 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

April 15, 2020 – Meeting Canceled

January 15, 2020 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

December 9, 2019 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

October 21, 2019 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

July 29, 2019 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

April 8, 2019 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

January 14, 2019 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

October 10, 2018 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

July 9, 2018 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

April 9, 2018 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

March 12, 2018 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

February 12, 2018 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

January 2018 – No Meeting

December 2017 – No Meeting

November 13, 2017 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

October 16, 2017 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

September 28, 2017 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

August 24, 2017 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

July 27, 2017 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

June 28, 2017 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

May 24, 2017 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

April 26, 2017 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

March 22, 2017 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

February 22, 2017 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

January 25, 2017 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

December 07, 2016 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

November 2016 – No Meeting

October 19, 2016 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

September 28, 2016 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

August 24, 2016 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

July 13, 2016 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

May 23, 2016 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

April 27, 2016 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

April 6, 2016 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

March 23, 2016 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

February 24, 2016 PCLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)

January 20, 2016 PBLB Meeting Minutes (PDF)