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 ›

Considering Buying a Home? How Does Move-In Ready Sound to You?

By KC Petraitis
We’ve all heard the horror stories. You know, the one about the couple who purchased their dream home only to find it a complete money pit? If you’re like most first-time home-buyers, your house-hunting decision may come down to two options – the beautifully built modern or renovated home that is way outside your price range, or the moderately priced fixer-upper that will take a lot of additional money and sweat equity to make it your dream home. Read more ›

“HGTV’s Got Nothing on Me!”

By KC Petraitis
We’ve all watched in awe as individuals on TV turn dilapidated properties into dream homes – and make a small fortune doing it. If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I could do that!” the Cuyahoga Land Bank may have the perfect fixer-upper house. 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 ›

Did You Know…

The Cuyahoga Land Bank has been involved in nearly a dozen collaborations with social service organizations and non-profits in the region that offer affordable housing, community stabilization, and skilled training opportunities. Our mission is to reduce blight, increase property values, 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 ›

Smart Thinking Workshop

In April, the Cuyahoga Land Bank hosted its Smart Thinking workshop at Cleveland State University. The workshop highlighted the BRAIN Program and educated students on the benefits of home ownership. Neighborhood Housing Services participated in the workshop and provided students with information on Read more ›

Land bank incorporated (Community Common)

By Community Common On Tuesday the Scioto County Commissioners passed a resolution designating the Scioto County Land Reutilization Corporation the authoritative body to handle the counties blighted housing stock, with the goal of eventually putting it back on the tax 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 ›

Greater Cleveland Caucus

The Cleveland Foundation hosted the Greater Cleveland Caucus in March to discuss key issues impacting our region, brainstorm community priorities, and connect with organizations working to address community challenges. The Cuyahoga Land Bank joined the conference and participated to help Read more ›

Welcome to Westown

It’s not hard to attract new residents to Cleveland’s Westown neighborhood. Westown Community Development Corporation (WCDC) Executive Director, Rose Zitiello, confirms that “a tour usually convinces potential residents that the Westown neighborhood is a vibrant, historic and culturally diverse neighborhood 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 ›

Six Thousand Acquisitions

In January 2016, the Cuyahoga Land Bank reached another mile stone by transacting its six thousandth property. Currently in its sixth year of business, they continue to make strides to improve communities throughout the County by addressing and improving vacant 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 ›

Mission Complete Celebration

A second home was sold to a Northeast Ohio veteran through project Mission Complete in December. This is the second local project in South Euclid that partnered with the Purple Heart Homes, City of South Euclid and the Cuyahoga Land Bank to rehabilitate 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 ›

Fun Fact!

Every year the Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood hosts their annual Neighborhood Summit that brings together dedicated community stakeholders, and awards residents and organizations for their hard work.  This year the Cuyahoga Land Bank was acknowledged at the event and awarded Outstanding Read more ›

Fun Fact

The Cuyahoga Land Bank property inventory recently transacted over five thousand properties! Here are the Cuyahoga Land Bank Production numbers that stand so far in 2015: Production Type Through 2015 Total Property Acquisitions 5027 Total Disposed Properties 3681 Total Demolitions Read more ›