New solution to vacant properties

Published: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 11:23 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 @ 11:23 AM

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ohio -- Leaders believe they have found a solution to the problem of empty and foreclosed houses around the county.  A local "land bank" will take control of these properties and clean them.

The bank can work with a developer to build new housing on old lots that have been cleared.

Leaders expect the land bank to start taking control of the properties within six to 12 months.

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