Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
Every few years, county auditor’s offices re-assess property values. Some years the values go up, and some years – like what’s expected to happen this year – they go down. Franklin and Delaware Counties are doing their first re-evaluations since the housing market collapse. WOSU takes a look at how the re-appraisals will affect tax bills and government budgets.