Last updated 3:14PM ET
December 18, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Vacant Residences are costing Ohio cities
(2008-02-19)
(WOUB) - A report released today says more than
25,000 vacant and abandoned properties cost Ironton, Zanesville and six other Ohio cities at least 63 million dollars.

The report by Columbus nonprofit Community Research Partners showed the cities have lost millions in services and tax revenues as vacant residences and abandoned lots have mounted.

The study was commissioned by ReBuild Ohio, a coalition of local government, nonprofit and civic organizations.

Researchers said the total costs are likely to be much higher because some of the cities were able to provide complete data.
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