Homesteading for Homeownership

Since 1976, the HURC has been responsible for the rehab of over 700 houses.

We rehab homes throughout Hamilton County to provide lower-cost options for home buyers. Our homes are move-in ready and feature new appliances, systems, and/or roofs to ensure buyers are not encumbered with large, unexpected expenses in their first few years of homeownership.

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HURC Launches in Price Hill

HURC is focusing on Mayfield Avenue in Price Hill because the vacancy rate on the street exceeded 40 percent in 2018. Through a strategic approach, HURC will rehab three homes on Mayfield with the goal of reducing the vacancy rate on the street below 15 percent. The first home that HURC acquired and rehabbed at 3637 Mayfield Avenue was sold to a first time homebuyer for $98,000 in September 2018. The concentrated effort on Mayfield Avenue is a positive example of how the HURC can bring life back to a street as well as preserve the investment of homeowners in the surrounding neighborhood.

Our Process

Acquire

We start with a vacant, blighted home. These homes in otherwise thriving neighborhoods drag property values down and put additional strain on limited municipal resources. The Hamilton County Landbank and the National Community Stabilization Trust are a source of many of our homes.

Rehab

We detail the work needed to rehab each house in an RFP and solicit responses from general contractors. Our rehab process is thorough – from the floor to the roof – and everything in between. We check in on progress regularly to make sure work is on time and to our standards.

Upgrade

The HURC makes it a priority to upgrade appliances and systems to ensure buyers don’t encounter major and expensive repairs in their first few years of homeownership. We update homes with current amenities and color palettes that future homeowners desire.

Sell

Our homes are listed on the MLS after comps are pulled and a market rate price is established. Homes attract a lot of interest from neighbors and friends and are often on the market for a short period of time before a contract is signed.

Our Progress

2015 to Now
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Homes Planned or in Process
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Homes Rehabbed

See all of our Rehabbed Homes

All of our projects, past and present, from 2015 to now.