Worthington is rich with home-builders eager to construct one or two units at a time, but developers able to carry the financial burden of 10, 20, 30 or more units are scarce. To utilize the local talent, the city of Worthington and the City’s Public Utilities Commission have created a Housing Development Fund that carries the upfront development costs of land and infrastructure, allowing builders to invest in the home itself. “So what it means is our builders no longer have to carry the cost of the land or carry the cost of the infrastructure. All they have to do is pay for the sticks and bricks to put the house up and they get paid,” reflects Jason Brisson, Director of Community and Economic Development. “It’s really gonna accelerate the growth of new housing in Worthington which is one of the goals that the city is working on.”