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 ›

Six Thousand Acquisitions

In January 2016, the Cuyahoga Land Bank reached another mile stone by transacting its six thousandth property. Currently in its sixth year of business, they continue to make strides to improve communities throughout the County by addressing and improving vacant Read more ›

A Lofty Idea

Kevin Malone Sr. worked as a construction contractor all of his life.  Working with his hands, he raised his family and sent them to college.  Kevin’s two sons, Kevin and Colin both graduated from college and entered the work force; Read more ›

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 ›