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RISE Neighborhoods

What it is

Targeted neighborhood investment

Along with county-wide efforts, the Land Bank leads targeted neighborhood investments. RISE (Rebuild Invest Stabilize Engage) Neighborhoods is one of them.

How it works

RISE focuses on a Lucas County neighborhood in a comprehensive way. Available resources are targeted to the selected area for at least 12 months. RISE works to:

  • Help steady the real estate market and maintain property values
  • Build on resident-led efforts to improve neighborhood quality of life
  • Encourage a sense of place and community

RISE works to improve the real estate market. Investments help maintain and raise property values before and after improvements. Homeowners and businesses can take advantage of repair help. Both groups can receive financing and incentives, too.

Collaboration is key to RISE's success. RISE partners with neighborhood organizations on place-making initiatives, with the goal of creating neighborhood spaces where residents feel proud and safe.

RISE also partners on critical code enforcement efforts. By doing this, we can help prevent safety issues and make sure building codes, housing codes, and zoning are all set.

Burroughs RISE

South Toledo's Burroughs neighborhood is the current focus of RISE.

While many Lucas County neighborhoods received consideration, Burroughs stood out. Burroughs has a dense residential neighborhood and strong commercial corridors. Home ownership is its core. The engaged and dedicated residents here work hard to move the neighborhood forward. This combination of elements shows great potential for sustainable investment.

Explore the Area

See the outcomes of Library Village RISE

RISE services you may be eligible for

Services for Burroughs residents