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The Cuyahoga Land Bank takes many, but not all, vacant and abandoned tax-foreclosed properties. The Land Bank determines which foreclosed properties it will acquire based on availability of funding to cover demolition or renovation costs and consideration of environmental risks Read more ›

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Director of Programs and Property Management Dennis Roberts is an attorney and a real estate agent. These competencies sure come in handy every day in a job that requires negotiating contracts with myriad vendors, builders, and property purchasers!

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The Cuyahoga Land Bank has earned a reputation as the most progressive entity in the country dedicated to eliminating vacant, blighted properties and returning them to productive use.

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Providing vacant property maintenance is a critical part of managing land bank properties. The Cuyahoga Land Bank, over the past year, has maintained over 3,500 properties in its inventory. These responsibilities include cutting grass, removing debris, and boarding up structures. Read more ›

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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 ›

Did You Know? We Hire Contractors

The Cuyahoga Land Bank works with a diverse group of local contractors in our demolition work, as well as maintaining vacant lots and rehabilitating abandoned and foreclosed properties. We are always on the lookout for quality contractors that specialize in Read more ›

Considering Buying a Home? How Does Move-In Ready Sound to You?

By KC Petraitis
We’ve all heard the horror stories. You know, the one about the couple who purchased their dream home only to find it a complete money pit? If you’re like most first-time home-buyers, your house-hunting decision may come down to two options – the beautifully built modern or renovated home that is way outside your price range, or the moderately priced fixer-upper that will take a lot of additional money and sweat equity to make it your dream home. Read more ›

Did You Know…

The Cuyahoga Land Bank has been involved in nearly a dozen collaborations with social service organizations and non-profits in the region that offer affordable housing, community stabilization, and skilled training opportunities. Our mission is to reduce blight, increase property values, Read more ›

Mission Complete Celebration

A second home was sold to a Northeast Ohio veteran through project Mission Complete in December. This is the second local project in South Euclid that partnered with the Purple Heart Homes, City of South Euclid and the Cuyahoga Land Bank to rehabilitate Read more ›

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This past summer the Cuyahoga Land Bank had the opportunity to host a student intern through the Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship Program.  Staff member Lilah Zautner, Manager of Special Projects and Land Reuse, has shared the success of the program Read more ›

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Jason Knauer recently joined the staff at the Cuyahoga Land Bank as the Land Reuse Program Assistant. Jason’s primary role will include outreach and assistance to residents who would like to purchase vacant lots adjacent to their homes through the Read more ›

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This summer the Cuyahoga Land Bank has had the opportunity to host Joyce Pan Huang who was sponsored by the Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship Program.  Joyce is currently a graduate student of the Masters in Urban Planning, Design and Development Read more ›

Larchmere Community Award

The Cuyahoga Land Bank was recently recognized by Larchmere Merchants Association, Larchmere Community Association, Shaker Square Development Corporation, and Shaker Square Alliance for their work with the Larchmere community in the redevelopment and acquisition of the Sedlak Building on Larchmere Read more ›