Did You Know

The Cuyahoga Land Bank takes many, but not all, vacant and abandoned tax-foreclosed properties. The Land Bank determines which foreclosed properties it will acquire based on availability of funding to cover demolition or renovation costs and consideration of environmental risks Read more ›

Introducing Our New COO

We are pleased to announce that Ricardo León has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer for the Cuyahoga Land Bank. León joined the Cuyahoga Land Bank team on April 1. In this role, León will be responsible for strategic Read more ›

Hardest Hit Funds Wind Down

The U.S. Department of Treasury established the Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) in 2010 to provide targeted aid in response to the housing crisis that began in 2007, leading to unprecedented home foreclosures.  Both mortgage and real estate tax foreclosures result Read more ›

Helping Ease the Forfeiture Backup

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office has not held its regular forfeited land sale for nearly two years. As a result, the number of forfeited properties in Cuyahoga County has ballooned to almost 1,000 properties. Instead Read more ›

Did You Know

The Cuyahoga Land Bank has earned a reputation as the most progressive entity in the country dedicated to eliminating vacant, blighted properties and returning them to productive use.

Land Bankers in Action

“Our Facebook live tours of our completed renovation projects and other online marketing campaigns took off when COVID hit. We had lots of fabulous homes reaching the market and we wanted to be sure we got the word out. We Read more ›

Did You know

Providing vacant property maintenance is a critical part of managing land bank properties. The Cuyahoga Land Bank, over the past year, has maintained over 3,500 properties in its inventory. These responsibilities include cutting grass, removing debris, and boarding up structures. Read more ›

Partner Spotlight: Civic Builders

From University Circle to Tremont to Ohio City, Civic Builders has built countless homes and worked on renovations, remodels and new constructions big and small. In 2001, the company set out to meet unanswered demand for city projects and now Read more ›

In-House Renovation Spotlight

We recently completed renovations on this gorgeous Cape Cod in Cleveland’s desirable West Park neighborhood. With our commitment to high quality renovations and unique features for all our in-house renovation projects, it’s no wonder this home was quickly grabbed up by a lucky Read more ›

Glenville Scores Two Wins with One Project

Library Project has Neighborhood and Environmental Impact Cuyahoga Land Bank Key to Collaboration with Cleveland City Council, Cleveland Public Library, Ohio EPA, and Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority Community leaders, neighborhood residents and other stakeholders gathered yesterday in Glenville to celebrate a Read more ›

Home Owner Feature

Nissim Mashmoor recently moved into his new home in Euclid after participating in the Cuyahoga Land Bank’s Deed-In-Escrow Program. Nissim comments “Because of the Cuyahoga Land Bank, I’m a happy home owner. They have helped me achieve my goal of Read more ›

Home Owner Feature

Christopher Saddler became a first time home owner when he purchased a Cuyahoga Land Bank property in the City of Garfield Heights.   “Because of the Cuyahoga Land Bank, I was able to purchase a residential property for me and my Read more ›

Cuyahoga Land Bank Homeowner Feature

Willie Bethune recently participated in the Deed-In-Escrow Program and purchased a three bedroom home in the Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood. Willie shared about his successful purchase and says “It was a really good experience and a great learning experience to be Read more ›