With this tool, you can search by address, census block, block group, census tract, etc. to identify information related to household type, size and tenure; race and national origin; poverty; housing type, etc., within the jurisdiction you are searching for. You can only review 10 datasets at a time, so make sure to prioritize the things you want to know about the population within your jurisdiction.
Corporate Structure & Principles
Utilize the Ohio Secretary of State's Business Filing Search:
Owner or management agent
website - an owner or management agent will often list other properties
that they own on their website. This will enable you to perform
additional research re: corporate structure and principles; formal
advertising; and past or pending FH charges or litigation for other
properties to determine whether or not the alleged FH violation is part
of a pattern.
If you have identified a corporate name and/or a
corporate agent, registrant or incorporator, you can download a list of
businesses (or properties) in which that person has an interest by
utilizing the Contact Name search function on the Ohio Secretary of
State's Business Filing Search page.
From smaller properties (for both formal advertising and rent comps), you may want to consider trying the following recommendations made by HUD in Chapter 9: Rent Reasonableness in their HCV Program Guidebook:
Newspaper ads (including internet versions of newspaper ads)
Weekly or monthly neighborhood or shopper newspapers that have rental listings
“For Rent” signs in windows or on lawns;
Bulletin boards in community locations, such as grocery stores, laundromats, churches, and social service offices
Local real estate companies that handle rental property