Meet the Team: Caylen Payne

Job Title Demolition Inspector Date of Hire November 2018 Education The University of Akron, Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Planning; Cleveland State University, Master of Urban Planning Design and Development Describe yourself in three words. Energetic, Passionate, Goofy What motivates Read more ›

EPA Grant to Help Return Land to Productive Use

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last month the Cuyahoga Land Bank would receive $300,000 in EPA Brownfields funding to assess environmentally unclean industrial and commercial properties in the region. Grants awarded by the EPA’s Brownfield Program provide communities across the Read more ›

We’re Celebrating 10 Years of IMPACT!

After more than 10,000 acquisitions. On the heels of more than 7,000 demolitions. After facilitating more than 2,100 home renovations … It’s time to celebrate! Mark your calendars now for IMPACT!, a celebration of the Cuyahoga Land Bank’s accomplishments over the Read more ›

A Grand Day!

A big crowd of supporters gathered June 11th  for the ribbon cutting and official opening of the Greater Cleveland Fisher Houses. A big shout out to the Fisher House Foundation and all those in our community who helped make this Read more ›

Cuyahoga Land Bank Impacts Economy $1.4 Billion

Over the last 10 years the Cuyahoga Land Bank has had a $1.43 million impact, according to a recent study. The Plain Dealer looks at the organization’s role in restoring property values by demolishing and rehabilitating distressed structures, returning properties to Cuyahoga County’s tax rolls, and bolstering the local economy with the money it has spent and private-sector investments it has spurred. Read more ›

Hundreds Walk, Run and Mosey for Habitat

The Cuyahoga Land Bank proudly sponsored and participated in this year’s Habitat for Humanity, Greater Cleveland 5K/1mi Walk/Run/Mosey at Edgewater Park on June 15.  More than 425 participates came out to support Habitat Cleveland’s affordable homeownership efforts and enjoy family-friendly, dog-friendly and Read more ›

In-House Renovation Spotlight

The Cuyahoga Land Bank’s innovative renovation programs provide quality housing opportunities and encourage responsible homeownership. Acting as a developer itself, the Cuyahoga Land Bank completes dynamic in-house renovations throughout the County. Since 2009, the Cuyahoga Land Bank has renovated nearly 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 ›

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 ›