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Surrounded by Strength

When an athlete is competing for a prize, it is good to be surrounded by the strength of fellow teammates.  Such is the case with the First Suburbs Consortium which consists of Cleveland’s inner-ring suburbs. The organization held its 20th Year celebration Read more ›

Reclaiming Vacant Properties

In late September, a few Cuyahoga Land Bank staff members traveled to Baltimore, Maryland for the Center for Community Progress Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference 2016. More than 1,000 professionals converged on Baltimore for three days of engagement and learning.   The Read more ›

Demolitions Near 100 Mark in August

The Acquisitions, Dispositions and Development team at the Cuyahoga Land Bank had a busy summer battling neighborhood blight, reaching 98 homes demolished throughout the county in August. “We are making real progress toward recovery from the foreclosure crisis,” says Cheryl Read more ›

Partner Spotlight: Pnuema Chapel

Spend any time with Pastor Grace Dent and you quickly realize she is a dynamo.  As pastor of Pneuma Chapel in the North Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland, Pastor Dent works tirelessly to bring new opportunities, assistance and mentoring to her Read more ›

To Demo or Not to Demo

Anyone who has ever lived near an abandoned home knows what kind of neighborhood trouble it can invite (drugs, crime activity) and what it can do to your home’s property value (hint: it’s not good).  Abandoned and distressed properties continue Read more ›