Gus Frangos Speaks to the City Club

Nearly 200 people packed the City Club of Cleveland on June 30 to hear Cuyahoga Land Bank President Gus Frangos discuss lessons from the last eight years of strategic demolition, rehabilitation, and community rebuilding. Frangos’ speech, “The Land Bank Eight Years On: Evaluating a National Model,” highlighted the progress made since the creation of legislation which enabled the creation of the Cuyahoga Land Bank.  Read more ›

Did You Know?

The Cuyahoga County Department of Development offers several housing assistance programs to help Cuyahoga County residents achieve and maintain home ownership in our community.  Programs such as the Four Component (4COM) Home Repair Loan Program, Home Weatherization Assistance Program, Lead Read more ›

New Home, New Beginning

Family, friends, volunteers and staff of several partner organizations came together on a Sunday afternoon in June to welcome LaTisha and her two children into their new home in Cleveland Heights. The renovation of the 3-bedroom Colonial-style home was made possible through the New Read more ›

Adventure Pop-Ups Encourage Safe Play for Kids

“Nearly 80 percent of elementary grade children in the U.S. don’t have recess,” says Mischelle Brown, Founder and Chief Play Maker at Humans2Nature, Inc., a play research company.  “Schools are so focused on testing our little people that there is not a lot of time to be outside.” Read more ›

Helping Out Habitat for Humanity

“As a team, we felt very fortunate to take part in this local Habitat project,” says Michael Schramm, Director of IT and Research at the Cuyahoga Land Bank.  “It was not only a fulfilling experience on a personal level, but it is important in our work at the Cuyahoga Land Bank to be out in the communities we serve, helping to make a real difference.” Read more ›

Honoring All Who Serve and Our Fallen Heroes

In the daily barrage of news about military conflicts on foreign soil, it is easy to become immune to the fact that American men and women are smack in the middle of life and death circumstances around the globe. What can we do? We can pray daily for their safety and seek ways to support their families who also are sacrificing so much. Read more ›

Senator Rob Portman Visits Women in Recovery

By Alyssa Platek
At the Cuyahoga Land Bank, we are particularly proud of our partnerships that help make a real difference in the communities we serve. One such collaboration is our work with The Woodrow Project, an organization dedicated to providing a safe, stable and supportive environment for women in recovery. Through the Woodrow Project, women in recovery are able to return to healthy and productive lifestyles, and access needed referrals for outpatient treatment, employment and mental health services. Read more ›

Baking up Life Skills

The Discovery Center, a neighborhood child enrichment center that moved into its new home on East 137th Street last year thanks to a partnership between Concerned Citizens Community Council, the Cuyahoga Land Bank and Cleveland City Council, began offering its children’s programming again Read more ›

CUDC “Design [re] Build” Partnership

The Cuyahoga Land Bank has many opportunities to partner with community organizations to help improve property values through blight removal and improved green spaces. The latest partnership had the Cuyahoga Land Bank joining an existing partnership between St. Clair Superior Read more ›

Rooms to Let: Success

Rooms to Let:CLE brought over two thousand visitors to the Slavic Village neighborhood for the third year in a row of fantastic art exhibits. Great job to Paul Williams Cuyahoga Land Bank, Demolition Inspector who was a featured artist!   Read more ›

Capsule Discovered!

You never know what you will find when demolishing a structure.  The Cuyahoga Land Bank recently discovered a time capsule at the Masonic Temple demolition site in Shaker Heights. The time capsule was turned over to the Temple, and we can’t wait 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 ›

LakewoodAlive Vacant lot Reuse

Lakewood Alive purchased this vacant lot from the Cuyahoga Land Bank and is happy to announce that the lot will be the future site of a house! Lakewood Alive is a non-profit community development organization that promotes economic development and Read more ›

A Lofty Idea

Kevin Malone Sr. worked as a construction contractor all of his life.  Working with his hands, he raised his family and sent them to college.  Kevin’s two sons, Kevin and Colin both graduated from college and entered the work force; 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 ›

New Horizon Home: A New Beginning

On a chilly December evening, friends, parishioners and staff of several partner organizations came together to welcome Ms. Tauri and her three children into their new home in Slavic Village.  The home renovation was made possible through the partnership between the Cuyahoga Land Bank, 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 ›