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Gus Frangos Speaks to the City Club

Nearly 200 people packed the City Club of Cleveland on June 30 to hear Cuyahoga Land Bank President Gus Frangos discuss lessons from the last eight years of strategic demolition, rehabilitation, and community rebuilding. Frangos’ speech, “The Land Bank Eight Years On: Evaluating a National Model,” highlighted the progress made since the creation of legislation which enabled the creation of the Cuyahoga Land Bank.  Read more ›

Did You Know?

The Cuyahoga County Department of Development offers several housing assistance programs to help Cuyahoga County residents achieve and maintain home ownership in our community.  Programs such as the Four Component (4COM) Home Repair Loan Program, Home Weatherization Assistance Program, Lead Read more ›

New Home, New Beginning

Family, friends, volunteers and staff of several partner organizations came together on a Sunday afternoon in June to welcome LaTisha and her two children into their new home in Cleveland Heights. The renovation of the 3-bedroom Colonial-style home was made possible through the New Read more ›

Helping Out Habitat for Humanity

“As a team, we felt very fortunate to take part in this local Habitat project,” says Michael Schramm, Director of IT and Research at the Cuyahoga Land Bank.  “It was not only a fulfilling experience on a personal level, but it is important in our work at the Cuyahoga Land Bank to be out in the communities we serve, helping to make a real difference.” Read more ›

Honoring All Who Serve and Our Fallen Heroes

In the daily barrage of news about military conflicts on foreign soil, it is easy to become immune to the fact that American men and women are smack in the middle of life and death circumstances around the globe. What can we do? We can pray daily for their safety and seek ways to support their families who also are sacrificing so much. Read more ›

Meet The Team

Again, we’re highlighting one of our Cuyahoga Land Bank team members. We hope you enjoy learning more about the people who help make our organization what it is. Read more ›

Sharing Knowledge Internationally

Leaders of the Cuyahoga Land Bank recently met with a group of 14 students from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. The students were in the U.S. researching development paths of shrinking cities in different planning cultural environments. Read more ›

Community Collaborations Grants Announced

The Cuyahoga Land Bank awarded its first-ever round of community grants. The Community Collaborations Grant program builds upon and creates new partnerships with local non-profits and other faith-based organizations that advance both the missions of the Cuyahoga Land Bank and the collaborations organizations. Read more ›

Swingos Property Sees New Life

Abandoned nearly eight years, the former Swingos on the Lake – the popular restaurant with unbeatable lake and downtown views – will soon be home to a new lakefront eatery thanks to the vision of local restaurateur Tony George. Read more ›

Lawn Life: The Secret to Success

The Cuyahoga Land Bank recently added Lawn Life to its diverse list of contractors to maintain the Land Bank’s inventory of vacant lots. Founded in Cincinnati and expanded to Cleveland in 2014, Lawn Life employs inner city teens (age 16 Read more ›

New Home Dedication

The Cuyahoga Land Bank took part in a dedication and prayer service welcoming a mother and her two sons to their New Horizons home in Cleveland Heights in late December. The New Horizons Housing Collaborative, a program of The City Read more ›

Ohio Land Bank Conference 2016

Annual Gathering Draws Record Attendees For anyone interested in addressing blight in their community, there was no better place to be October 25-27 than the annual Thriving Communities Institute’s Ohio Land Bank Conference.  More than 300 attendees from both the Read more ›

Honoring All Who Served

“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live Read more ›

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 ›