Learn More About Our Work
Get news and resources to help you make a difference

$60 Million and Counting: The Cost of Vacant and Abandoned Properties in Eight Ohio Cities

February 2008

By Community Research Partners and Rebuild Ohio 


The 2008 study found that there were 25,000 vacant properties existing in the eight Ohio Cities examined—Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Ironton, Lima, Springfield, Toledo, Zanesville. These vacancies have led to $15 Million in additional costs for city services and a $49 Million loss in property tax revenues. The study also provides a breakdown of the strategies these Cities are using to address these vacancies and their costs.

Click here to download the Executive Summary or Full Report >