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Production Numbers 2015

Production Type  2015 Count Total Total Property Acquisitions 1170 5942 Total Properties Sold 221 1120 Total Disposed Properties 702 4176 Total Demolitions 839 3926 Total Facilitated Renovations 216 1214

2015 Funding Highlights

In 2015, the Cuyahoga Land Bank conituned to build on its success in administering the Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) in Cuyahoga County.  The Ohio Housing Financing Agency (OHFA) established the NIP program in 2014, following the advocacy of the Thriving Communities Institute. Read more ›

2015 Year in Reflection

For the Cuyahoga Land Bank, 2015 could be described as a year of sowing and reaping.  The organization has deepened its roots in many ways and with many organizations including its Community Development Corporations, faith-based institutions and social service agencies.  Read more ›

HomeFront Veterans Program

The HomeFront Veterans Home Ownership Program is designed to help veterans achieve the dream of home ownership.  The Cuyahoga Land Bank is offering affordable options to those who are currently serving in or have served the United States Armed Forces. Read more ›

Building a Home for Women Veterans

How does a person go from working over twenty years in the commercial construction industry to serving veteran women who may be rebounding from drug addiction, domestic violence, incarceration or homelessness?  Sheila Locatelli, CEO and Founder of Women of Hope, would Read more ›

News Feature

The Cuyahoga Land Bank was recently featured in Cleveland.com The House Next Door. The article discusses the problem that Cuyahoga County is facing with abandoned and vacant properties following the housing crisis.  The feature discusses the Cuyahoga Land Bank’s Demolition 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 ›

American Dream

“You know you have truly become an American when you dream in English.”  That was the anecdote used by Dr. Akram Boutros at the annual banquet of the International Service Center (ISC) held earlier this year.  Metro Health CEO, Akram Read more ›

From Foundry to Fish Farm

Everyone cheers when an abandoned industrial property can find new life – but it takes money, savvy and, most importantly, a vision. Those qualities came together for the Central and Fairfax neighborhoods with the launching of The Foundry Project, an innovative Read more ›