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Program and policy recommendations for the implementation of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds for foreclosure mitigation in the Hilltop neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.

Program and policy recommendations for the implementation of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds for foreclosure mitigation in the Hilltop neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.

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  • NSP Proposal: Hilltop Neighborhood Rachel Bacon Ryan Cowden Drew Hurst Amanda King Isolde Teba
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  • Why is Hilltop Worth “Saving”?
    • Location
    • Affordable housing stock
    • Income levels fit NSP mandates
    • Higher quality housing
    • Many good neighborhood attributes
  • Strategy
    • Budget: $1.25-$1.81 million
    • Proposal: 5.4%-7.9% of NSP funds
    • Targeted and flexible strategy
    • Demo: 4 properties
    • Rehab: 12 properties
    • Landbank: 2 properties
  • Strategy Overview
    • Understand strengths and challenges
    • Consider context, people and history
    • Research housing market
    • Identify anchors and amenities
    • Use qualitative and quantitative measures
    • Apply NSP requirements and goals effectively
    • Create a flexible budget and proposal
    • Location
    • Neighborhood Attributes
    • Housing Market
    • Methodology
    • Strategies
    • Acquisition Plan & Budget
    • Policy Considerations
    Outline
  • Location
    • Hilltop
    • Study Area
  • Location
  • Study Area
    • 2.5 miles from downtown
    • Proximity to I-70
  • Connectivity www.googlemaps.com
  • Negative Attributes
    • Weak economic base
    • Vacancy
    • Lack of amenities
    • Crime
  • Blight Photo credit: Isolde Teba
  • Photo credit: Isolde Teba
  • Blight www.googlemaps.com
  • Vacancy and Crime Photo credit: Isolde Teba
  • Vacancy Hilltop Focus Area Study 2009
  • Auditor, Franklin County, Ohio, Hilltop Focus Area Study 2009, and Community Research Partners 2006 Data Housing Tenure Comparison
  • Occupancy Rate Total housing units=359 Hilltop Focus Area Study 2009
  • Positive Attributes
    • Community pride
    • Churches
    • Schools
    • Community health center
    • Grocery stores
    • Close proximity to affordable, higher quality housing
    • Historic Wilshire Heights Neighborhood and Westgate
  • Community Pride The Greater Hilltop Area Commission www.googleimages.com
  • Churches www.googlemaps.com
  • Schools West High School, 179 S Powell Ave. Ohio Department of Education
  • Community Health Center 2300 W Broad St. Photo credit: Isolde Teba
  • Eldon Ave. and Terrace Ave. Photo credit: Isolde Teba, www.googlemaps.com
  • Housing Stock Eldon Ave. and Terrace Ave. Photo credit: Isolde Teba
  • Historic Neighborhoods Westgate and Wilshire Heights Westgate Neighbors Association, www.googlemaps.com
  • Housing Market
    • Income & Age
    • Appraised Values
    • Sales History
    • Delinquent Taxes
    • Available Properties
    • Housing Quality
  • Income 2008 AMI: $65,300 $32,650=50% Hilltop Median Age: 33 Data Set: Census 2000 Summary File 3 (SF 3) - Sample Data
  • Property Type Hilltop Focus Area Study 2009
  • Source: Franklin County Auditor Appraised Values
  • Source: Franklin County Auditor Appraisal Map
  • Sales History
  • Sales History Source: Terry Penrod, REAL Living
  • Tax Delinquency
  • Methodology
    • Identify Availability
    • Assess Housing Quality
    • Prioritize Budget
    • Consider Context (location, defining characteristics, demographics, & housing market)
    • Conducted walk-throughs of neighborhood to assess observable housing stock condition
    • Discussed priority funding areas, housing stock, community needs/desires with Homes on the Hill CDC
    • Identify eligible REOs, upcoming foreclosures, and blighted properties (in accordance with CCC)
    Methodology
  • 4709.03 Designation as a hazardous building. Any building or structure found to be vacant or which becomes vacant after having been declared unfit for human habitation or use, and which because of its condition, constitutes a hazard to the public health, safety, or welfare is hereby declared to be a nuisance and a hazardous building and shall be so designated and placarded by the code enforcement officer. (Ord. 0946-04 § 2 (part); Ord. 897-05 § 5 (part).) 4709.07 Repair, secure or demolition. Any building or structure declared and placarded as a hazardous building by the code enforcement officer director shall be brought to a safe condition by being secured and maintained in accordance with Chapter 4707, or razed within a reasonable time as ordered by the code enforcement officer director. Failure to bring the building or structure into a safe condition is a violation of this code as specified in C.C. Section 4701.15, such that the director may initiate any proper legal action, and/or referral of the property to the safe neighborhood review board for an appropriate hearing and finding. (Ord. 0946-04 § 2 (part); Ord. 897-05 § 5 (part): Ord. 374-06 § 10.) Blight http://ordlink.com/codes/columbus/index.htm found to be vacant declared unfit for human habitation or use constitutes a hazard to the public declared to be a nuisance Failure to bring the building or structure into a safe condition is a violation of this code as specified in C.C. Section 4701.15, such that the director may initiate any proper legal action, and/or referral of the property to the safe neighborhood review board for an appropriate hearing and finding.
  • 1. Assess condition of the property, 2. Consider proximity to community amenities including Wheatland Redevelopment site, 3. Consider clustering of potential properties, and 4. Consider location of “anchor” properties Assess Housing Quality To determine strategy and funding priorities:
  • Condition
    • Poor
    • Moderate
    • Good
    • (available properties only)
    • Developed rating system: 1 for blighted properties, 2 for fair condition properties, 3 for higher quality properties
    Methodology
  • Available Properties
    • Anchor Properties
    • Clustering
    • Proximity to Wheatland Site
    • (available properties only)
    Considerations
  • Strategies
    • Demo
    • Rehab
    • Land Bank
    • REHAB: Higher quality condition, close proximity to amenities and anchor properties, clustered, high potential for stabilization
    • LAND BANK: Fair condition, potential for future redevelopment
    • DEMO: Blighted properties (in accordance with CCC definition of blight), may be scattered or clustered
    Strategy
  • Strategy
  • Acquisition & Budget
    • Demo Cost per Cubic Foot
    • Average Rehab Cost
    • Land Bank (Purchase and Maintenance Costs)
    • Negotiate with entities holding foreclosed properties/REOs (banks, Fannie Mae, HUD)
    • Attend Sheriff’s Sales for upcoming foreclosed properties
    • Monitor code violation lawsuits for acquisitions of blighted properties
    Acquisition Plan
  • Budget Scenarios-Rehab Minimum Moderate Substantial No new appliances Some new appliances All Energy-efficient appliances No additional bathroom No additional bathroom Additional bathroom Fresh paint, no substantial interior/exterior modifications Moderate interior modifications/some exterior modifications Substantial interior/exterior modifications Roof repairs New moderate quality roof New high quality roof $30/square foot $50/square foot $70/square foot
  • $764,986 $228,964 $188,172 $59,106 Total Budget: $1,241,230 NSP Budget (Minimal Rehab) 1.8%
  • NSP Budget (Moderate Rehab) $1,036,946 Total Budget: $1,526,772
  • NSP Budget (Substantial Rehab) Total Budget: $1,812,345 $1,308,906
  • Policy
    • Future Considerations
    • Policy Recommendations
  • Wheatland Site
    • Weak housing market
    • Limit of 30 months for leasing
    • Prepare lessee for homeownership
    Lease-Purchase Program
    • Rehab properties with additional NSP and/or community development grants
    • Sell properties to non-/for-profit developers for rehab
    • Intended for 120% AMI or below
    Land Banked Properties
    • Ongoing interdepartmental body streamlining the foreclosure process
      • User-friendly resource (e.g. website) for identifying foreclosed/vacant properties and their status
      • Updated consistently and regularly
      • Listings of upcoming foreclosures, Sheriff’s Sales, tax foreclosures, etc.
      • Guidance for redevelopment process
    Foreclosure Task Force
    • Many additional properties South of West Broad facing foreclosure
    • Nearly 200 Sheriff Sales in the 43204 area since December 2008
    • Improvement of blocks adjacent to West Broad
    Additional NSP Funding
    • By reinforcing the heart of this study area in Hilltop, the City of Columbus will be able to:
      • Prevent further decline near the city’s investment at the Wheatland Ave site, perhaps achieving viability at an earlier date
      • Demonstrate a commitment to current West Side residents that further abandonment is being fought in the area, thus preserving their investment as homeowners and residents
      • Work towards the true goal of the NSP: Stabilization
    Conclusions “ On Ridpath Avenue, a lady has a rental house between two abandoned homes. Her tenants just moved out because they were afraid of the characters hanging around. Now she told me she was going to have to board up her home. She can’t get anyone to live in it. So those two houses now have caused another home to become empty.” From: Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 8, 2009
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