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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 ›

News from Our Board

At its March meeting, the Board of Directors of the Cuyahoga Land Bank unanimously re-elected Cleveland City Councilman Anthony Brancatelli and Warrensville Heights Mayor Brad Sellers to a third term as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the organization. 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 ›

Cuyahoga Land Bank Receives Auditor of State Award

For the 9th year in a row, the Cuyahoga Land Bank has received a perfect audit from the Ohio State Auditor’s Office. The five-week annual audit is required of all county land banks. It examines all of the operations of the Cuyahoga Land Bank, its financial systems, its accounting procedures and outcomes as well as all of its personnel and financial obligations. Read more ›

Tax Foreclosure 101

By Terri Kevany

The impact of tax foreclosures and forfeitures in Cuyahoga County is far reaching. Tax foreclosures impact homeowners and the overall economic health of our region. The Cuyahoga Land Bank recently participated in an informational workshop convened by Cuyahoga County officials for all County administrative offices, Community Development Corporations (CDCs), and municipalities to better understand the tax foreclosure and forfeiture processes, and how strategic land dispositions can be encouraged through interrelationships between the entities involved. Read more ›

Senator Rob Portman Visits Women in Recovery

By Alyssa Platek
At the Cuyahoga Land Bank, we are particularly proud of our partnerships that help make a real difference in the communities we serve. One such collaboration is our work with The Woodrow Project, an organization dedicated to providing a safe, stable and supportive environment for women in recovery. Through the Woodrow Project, women in recovery are able to return to healthy and productive lifestyles, and access needed referrals for outpatient treatment, employment and mental health services. Read more ›

Smart Thinking Workshop

In April, the Cuyahoga Land Bank hosted its Smart Thinking workshop at Cleveland State University. The workshop highlighted the BRAIN Program and educated students on the benefits of home ownership. Neighborhood Housing Services participated in the workshop and provided students with information on Read more ›

Greater Cleveland Caucus

The Cleveland Foundation hosted the Greater Cleveland Caucus in March to discuss key issues impacting our region, brainstorm community priorities, and connect with organizations working to address community challenges. The Cuyahoga Land Bank joined the conference and participated to help Read more ›

Welcome to Westown

It’s not hard to attract new residents to Cleveland’s Westown neighborhood. Westown Community Development Corporation (WCDC) Executive Director, Rose Zitiello, confirms that “a tour usually convinces potential residents that the Westown neighborhood is a vibrant, historic and culturally diverse neighborhood Read more ›

LakewoodAlive Vacant lot Reuse

Lakewood Alive purchased this vacant lot from the Cuyahoga Land Bank and is happy to announce that the lot will be the future site of a house! Lakewood Alive is a non-profit community development organization that promotes economic development and Read more ›