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NEON Veteran Housing Initiative

Earlier this year the Cuyahoga Land Bank and Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services (NEON) collaborated and broke ground on a future home for veterans in Collinwood. The project is part of the NEON Healthy Communities Initiative that will offer safe, affordable and desirable living spaces Read more ›

Homes for Homeless Heroes

A new partnership between the Cuyahoga Land Bank and Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries will provide permanent affordable housing for the hundreds of homeless veterans living throughout Cuyahoga County. The Veterans’ Affordable Housing Initiative will “match” homeless veterans with affordable, renovated homes Read more ›

Dogs Need a Nice Home, Too

Just hearing the name of Frank Kuhar’s housing development firm—“Revived Housing Inc.”—tells you his philosophy about run-down properties. He knows some have to be demolished, but he would much rather give them new life if he can, letting them “age Read more ›

Helping Keep School Kids Safe

Every once in a while, the Cuyahoga Land Bank gets to partner in a project that not only enhances a neighborhood, but keeps its residents safe as well. Joseph Giuliano had just started his job as program manager with Detroit Read more ›

The City Mission

Michelle Mendez had a big dream – to find housing for her and her seven children.  In October, her dream became a reality when the ribbon was cut on the first Hope House, a collaborative project with the Cuyahoga Land Read more ›

Partner Feature: Mayfield Heights

  The City of Mayfield Heights is a vibrant community led by Mayor Anthony DiCicco and seven council representatives. The City, with a population of approximately 20,000, consists of 5,000 single family homes and a dynamic retail district located along Mayfield Road and SOM Read more ›

Partner Feature: Cuyahoga County Council

Cuyahoga County Council maintains an important partnership with the Cuyahoga Land Bank. Currently, County Council Member Pernel Jones, Jr. (District – 8) serves as the Vice Chair and the County Council Representativee on the Board of Directors for the Cuyahoga Read more ›

A Victory in Glenville

Once a property sits vacant for three or four years, people sometimes become accustomed to an eyesore in the neighborhood. They have their own problems to deal with, after all. Eventually the city will come along and raze it…right? Not Read more ›

Heritage Home Loan Program

On a Thursday afternoon in mid-January, Cuyahoga Land Bank President Gus Frangos braved the bitter cold in a show of support to participate in a press conference announcing the launch of the Heritage Home Program in South Euclid. “The Land Read more ›

South Euclid Idea House

On an unseasonably warm early December evening, neighbors, project partners, potential home buyers and the just plain curious gathered together at 1033 Argonne Road in South Euclid for the launch of South Euclid’s latest Idea House. A part of the Read more ›

Rising from the Rubble…A New Home!

We’ve seen neighborhoods transformed by demolitions in the past four years, with hundreds of properties “born again” as community gardens, green space, expanded yards, daycare centers, youth program centers and even a practice site for the local bomb squad. And Read more ›

Renovating Habitat for Humanity

It’s an idea whose time has come: renovating foreclosed and abandoned homes instead of building new ones from the ground up. That’s the new vibe at Habitat for Humanity—and it makes sense in a city like Cleveland, where housing stock Read more ›

It’s Happening in Berea

The City of Berea, the Berea Community Development Corporation (BCDC), Cuyahoga County Department of Development and the Cuyahoga Land Bank have teamed up to redevelop the City of Berea’s north end. These organizations have worked collaboratively to encourage reinvestment in Read more ›