Summit County fast-tracking land bank program (WKSU)

The idea has been in the discussion phase for years, but the Beacon Journal reports the county plans to move forward now that Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced that he will hand out $75 million from a national mortgage settlement for demolition grants, and the deadline to apply is June 30. ┬áSummit is eligible for up to $3.78 million. Cuyahoga County established its Land Bank in 2008 — the idea is to combat blight by using funds to demolish, rehab vacant homes and often expand green spaces.

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