The outside of WIN's next rehab. This foreclosed home was purchased from the Hamilton County Landbank.The 5-room house built in 1922 is lit only by an overcast sky.  Volunteers have emptied it of debris, except for 3 bags of concrete, a tripod, and a rake. The wall-to-wall carpeting has been removed, exposing its original solid wood floors. This marks the start of WIN’s next home rehab project that’s designed to keep a foreclosed home out of the hands of out-of-state investors. 

Last year, WIN purchased the home at 3719 Llewellyn St. in South Cumminsville from the Hamilton County Land Bank. The 930 sq. ft. home has a cozy front porch, a deep backyard, and off-street parking. The first floor includes a living room with its original fireplace, a dining room, a kitchen, and a half bath. During the renovation, the second floor will be reconfigured so that both bedrooms will have direct access to the bath. 

Prep work for the renovation began in December. The backyard was cleared of brush by volunteers from St. Therese Little Flower Parish’s Old Timers and members of the Mosher Family. Long-time WIN volunteers Steve Schaefer, Phil Bauer, and Pete Bauer will team up with other volunteers, contractors, and WIN’s construction manager, Rick Morency, on the project. “This foreclosed property will be transformed into an up-to-date, safe, and energy-efficient home that will be perfect for a first-time, low-to-moderate-income family,” said Hope Wilson, WIN’s director of operations and housing programs. To volunteer for this project, please email