vacant housing Some Ohio Firefighters Oppose New Law Ending Use Of Plywood On Vacant And Abandonded Homes By Associated Press & Jim Letizia • Jan 6, 2017 Ohio has become the first state in the nation to outlaw the use of plywood on abandoned and vacant properties. Local Land Banks To Demolish More Vacant Homes By Associated Press • Nov 29, 2016 The Franklin County land bank, the Columbus land bank and the Central Ohio Community Improvement Corporation plan to spend nearly 21 million dollars to demolish more than 11 hundred vacant and abandoned homes by the year 2020. Franklinton Housing Group Completes First Project By Mike Foley • Nov 22, 2016 Foley A central Ohio nonprofit organization that buys and rehabilitates abandoned homes has finished its first renovation. Columbus Reports One Thousand Fewer Vacant Homes Since 2012 By Associated Press • Mar 15, 2016 columbusunderground.com Columbus city officials say the effort to demolish or rehabilitate abandoned houses has reduced the number of vacant buildings by one thousand since 2012. Despite New Approaches Vacant Housing Still A Problem By Ohio Public Radio • Oct 22, 2013 Even though many experts say the nation’s foreclosure crisis is waning, there are at least 100-thousand abandoned homes in Ohio.