Welcome Home Ohio: County Land Banks Setting the Table for Affordable Housing Development

Buried deep in its 6,198 pages, Ohio’s recently enacted operating budget (Am. Sub. House Bill 33) authorizes the creation of a dual-track grant/tax credit program for near-exclusive use by land banks (both municipal and county types) for affordable housing development. We have previously shared that land banks – particularly county land bank-types – should consider taking their well-deserved seat at the economic development table.

Fortune Ranks West Chester 13th Best Place to Live in U.S.

In its analysis of nearly 1,900 cities across the country by Fortune Magazine, West Chester Township ranked 13th as the Best Place to Live for Families in the U.S.  The winners of the best places to live were communities scoring high on assets including healthcare, education and resources.  Fortune factors in data like affordability, walkability, and a community’s well-being or connectedness where people can easily link to resources in neighboring towns and surrounding areas.