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Mahoning County Land Bank releases 10-year impact report

Since its inception in 2011, the land bank has completed nearly 1,500 demolitions and contributed to the restoration of nearly 100 tax-delinquent homes that went back on the market.
Debora Flora land bank impact report
Debora Flora, Mahoning County Land Bank executive director, holds one of the first copies of the 10-year impact report. (Contributed photo)

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Land Bank on Tuesday released an impact report that outlines the results of demolition and repurposing efforts across Mahoning County over the course of the past decade. 

The 16-page report, titled “10 Years of Tangible Results,” highlights the results of the land bank’s efforts to leverage funding and community partnerships to restore vacant, blighted and tax-delinquent properties through acquisitions, demolitions, greening and landscaping practices. 

Since its inception in 2011, the land bank has completed nearly 1,500 demolitions and contributed to the restoration of nearly 100 tax-delinquent homes that went back on the market. 

The report includes project highlights, partner spotlights and community impact statistics and stories. 

“Forming a land bank made Mahoning County eligible for more than $18 million to clear away empty, badly damaged houses in 16 communities,” Debora Flora, executive director, said in the report. “It streamlined and amplified a system by which abandoned, tax-delinquent properties could become productive again.”

To read or download the impact report, click here.