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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Evanston Homes coming soon

Evanston HURC is a homesteading initiative focused on fully rehabbing six vacant, severely blighted, single-family homes, creating homeownership opportunities for low- to moderate-income individuals and families.

The homes will be available for sale in 2018, listed with MLS and marketed through a partnership with Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, which will provide information and support to eligible buyers.

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 Rehabbed

See all of our Rehabbed Homes

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