Shoreside at a small lake in the fall, with trees around the lake showing colors ranging from green, yellow, orange, and red.

Jim Rokakis interviewed in Montgomery County

March 26, 2012

Montgomery County, where the city of Dayton is located, is in the process of creating a land bank with the help of Jim Rokakis and Thriving Communities Institute. Public radio station WYSO, which covers the Miami Valley, interviewed Rokakis about his efforts in Dayton, a city that has been devastated by foreclosure and abandonment. Property values there have taken a $2 billion hit since 2008, costing local governments and schools more than $40 million annually. You can listen to the interview here.