“Housing is essential:” Local nonprofits provide new beginnings with vacant, foreclosed homes

Another aspect of the Cuyahoga Land Bank’s work is rehabilitating distressed properties with the help of community partners, including dozens of local nonprofits. The Plain Dealer explores how these partners work with the Cuyahoga Land Bank to rehabilitate homes and use them to serve their clients.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — With beds for them and their children to sleep in and access to social services, women were getting back on their feet during their stays at Laura’s Home, a crisis center operated by The City Mission.

But when they got ready to leave, women, especially mothers, were having trouble finding good, affordable housing options.

So The City Mission reached out to the Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corp., also known as the Cuyahoga Land Bank, which is perhaps best known for demolishing thousands of vacant, blighted structures since it formed 10 years ago in response to the foreclosure crisis.

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