Neighborhood housing reinvestment, Atlanta style

I’m throwing this out for discussion- because it’s an alternative to explore in Dayton. I’m also bringing this up because I’ve had to listen to Mayor McLin talk about giving derelict homes to young college graduates to rehab- which in my opinion is an unrealistic and unnecessary “solution” if you think about it. One thing Read More

Dayton Land Bank: what’s the exit strategy?

Back in the early nineties, the City was in possession of thousands of real estate parcels. A client of mine asked for a list, and was given a stack of pin-feed greenbar paper about 3″ thick. All that real estate wasn’t generating property taxes, and it’s about to get worse with the city’s new plan Read More