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The Land Bank is helping Montgomery County communities remove blight and revitalize neighborhoods. Check out recent newspaper and TV news stories reporting on the latest developments, and articles that touch on our mission.

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Google's Verily Helping Build Sober Living in Dayton - Dayton Business Journal, September 13, 2019

Dayton Demolition Funds get Late Boost - Dayton Daily News, October 18, 2019

2019 Fall Parade of Homes - Dayton Daily News, October 13, 2019

Kettering Health buys West Carrollton building - Dayton Daily News, September 19, 2019

Resident Sues County over Foreclosure - Dayton Daily News, September 18, 2019

$130M Plan Announced for Centerville Place - Dayton Business Journal, August 19, 2019

Cities, nonprofits take the fight to blight - Dayton Daily News, June 25, 2019

First Phase of Verily's OneFifteen Campus in Dayton complete - Dayton Daily News, June 14, 2019

Land banks want state funds to raze sites - Dayton Daily News, May 20, 2019

Kettering Health Network to redevelop site of razed car wash - Dayton Business Journal, April 23, 2019

How Clayton is Cutting Zoning Time in Half in a Busy Sector of Town - Dayton Business Journal, March 27, 2019

Dayton Checks All the Boxes - Miller-Valentine Group, March 12, 2019

Big dreams to redevelop Centerville Place on hold - Dayton Business Journal, February 13, 2019

Google's Verily forms 'nonprofit ecosystem' for addiction recovery - Dayton Business Journal, February 6, 2019

Dayton named among most affordable metros to own a home - Dayton Business Journal, January 31, 2019

'Thriving Neighborhood' effort starts in Pineview - COD Connections Winter 2019


Arcarde developer acquires buildings - Dayton Daily News, Nobember 15, 2018

$4.5M volleyball complex in works - Dayton Daily News, Nobember 15, 2018

Unemployment, Vacant Properties, Population Decline: Finding Solutions in Dayton - Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, May 7, 2018

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Demolitions Help Reduce Blight - West Carrollton community newsletter, Spring 2018

Fort McKinley Goes Environmental - Harrison Township community newsletter, Spring 2018

Esther Price Candies expands to satisfy customer demand - Dayton Daily News, April 4, 2018

Builders switch, but Dayton Arcade work to continue - Dayton Daily News, March 7, 2018

Neighborhoods where 5 women found plagued by blight, vacant homes - Dayton Daily News, March 5, 2018


Land, vacant Kroger in Centerville sold- Dayton Daily News, October 26, 2017

Dayton Urban Farm founder angered by city's Garden Station eviction- Dayton Daily News, September 17, 2017

City's 2nd Home Renovation Project Sells Quickly & Demolition Begins on Former Car Wash Building- West Carrollton City Newsletter, July- September 2017

Land Bank home getting offer hours after listing to hold open house- WHIO , April 26, 2017

Land Bank pumping millions into restoring local distressed properties- Dayton Daily News, April 14, 2017

Three groups express interest in developing downtown Dayton Tower- Dayton Business Journal, April 10, 2017

Bacon manufacturer helps beautify neighborhood- Dayton Daily News, March 29, 2017 

Hospital Group announces West Carrollton plans- Dayton Business Journal, February 15, 2017  


Huber Heights Brandt Pike Revitalization- Huber Heights Fall Newsletter 2016/ Stay informed with the project at  

$4 million will help demolish 740 houses in Montgomery County- Dayton Daily News, October 20, 2016

Dayton Arcade's $500k tax bill eliminated- Dayton Daily News, September 22, 2016

Montgomery County receives grant to tear down and restore vacant homes- abc News 22, August 17, 2016

City looks to buy part of former Dayton Daily News site- Dayton Daily News, August 15, 2016

City plots future for downtown Dayton tower- Dayton Business Journal, August 15, 2016

2 local communities seek funds to address blight- Dayton Daily News, August 1, 2016

New Website Showcases Land Reuse Mission- Vankley & Walker, LLC-- Blog, July 25, 2016

Dayton area gets $8M to combat blight- Dayton Daily News, July 14, 2016

Dayton gets $1.5M for west Dayton plan- Dayton Daily News, June 29, 2016

Commercial Properties bog down Dayton Blight Fight - Dayton Daily News, June 15, 2016

Land Bank helps remove distressed properties – Harrison Township Community Newsletter, Spring 2016

Ohio to get $98M for demolition, foreclosure prevention – Dayton Daily News, Feb. 19, 2016

Brandt Pike Study Close ; Huber Heights Project Would Cost $75,000 and Take 9 Months - Dayton Daily News, Feb. 7, 2016


Money, time added to fight blight - Dayton Daily News, Dec. 25, 2015

County gets more money, time to fight blight – Dayton Daily News, Dec. 23, 2015

Spending bill could boost program to fight blight - Detroit News, Dec. 17, 2015

Locals get first crack at foreclosed properties - Dayton Daily News, Nov. 11, 2015

Harrison Twp. identifies 31 properties for demolition – Dayton Daily News, July 11, 2015

Funds to raze urban blight harder to find - Dayton Daily News, May 10, 2015

Foreclosure filings hit 15-year low in region – Dayton Daily News, Jan. 4, 2015


Dayton ranks No. 1 in nation for soaring home asking prices – Dayton Business Journal, Nov. 10, 2014

What’s being done about the abandoned home problem – WDTN TV, Oct. 14, 2014'

Land bank will give four lots to Trotwood - Dayton Daily News, May 25, 2014

West Carrollton wants to bring jobs back to downtown corridor - Dayton Daily News, May 19, 2014

OHFA Continues Efforts to Tackle Blighted Communities, Awards $10.4 Million to 15 Counties – Ohio Housing Finance Agency, Aug. 21, 2014

OHFA Awards 11 Counties a Portion of $49.5 Million to Tackle Blighted Communities – Ohio Housing Finance Agency, Feb. 28, 2014

Vacant and Abandoned Properties: Turning Liabilities into Assets - HUD User, Winter 2014


Montgomery County land bank awarded $1.1M – Dayton Daily News, Feb. 26, 2013


County can apply for over $4M in demolition funds – Dayton Daily News, May 4, 2012

Many owners of abandoned homes escape responsibility – Dayton Daily News, Feb. 12, 2012

Local abandoned industrial sites may be redeveloped - WHIO TV, Feb. 2, 2012

3 Dayton sites first targets of county land bank - Dayton Daily News, Jan. 31, 2012


New solutions for vacant properties - WHIO TV, July 6, 2011

Montgomery Co. creates land bank to transform blighted neighborhoods – Dayton Daily News, July 5, 2011

Montgomery County forms ‘land bank’ – Dayton Business Journal, July 5, 2011


Foreclosure filings jump nearly 31 percent – Dayton Daily News, Apr. 16, 2010

National Issues and Information


Market for fixer-uppers traps low-income buyers – New York Times, Feb. 20, 2016

HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses - Dayton Daily News, Feb. 5, 2016


Detroit to auction vacant homes online – CNN Money, Apr. 14, 2014

Foreclosures hit six-year low in 2013 - CNN Money, Jan. 16, 2014