Hardest Hit Funds Wind Down

The U.S. Department of Treasury established the Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) in 2010 to provide targeted aid in response to the housing crisis that began in 2007, leading to unprecedented home foreclosures.  Both mortgage and real estate tax foreclosures result Read more ›

Did You know

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 ›

My Favorite Collaborations

By Jacqui Knettel In this ongoing series, we revisit some of our extraordinary collaborations that are making a real difference in our community. It’s no secret that we love a good collaboration at the Cuyahoga Land Bank. Over the years, Read more ›

Home Tours Go Virtual

There’s no way around it: the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we buy and sell homes. While virtual real estate tours are not new, the practice has increased exponentially since shelter-in-place was first ordered back in March. With the limited Read more ›

In-House Renovation Spotlight

We recently completed renovations on this gorgeous Cape Cod in Cleveland’s desirable West Park neighborhood. With our commitment to high quality renovations and unique features for all our in-house renovation projects, it’s no wonder this home was quickly grabbed up by a lucky Read more ›

Chairman Brancatelli Honored

Cuyahoga Land Bank Chairman Anthony Brancatelli was recently awarded the Inez Tillman Killingsworth Community Leadership Award by Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People  (ESOP). The award is one of three given annually by the housing and financial counseling agency recognizing its community partners.

Save the Date

Plans are underway for the 8th annual Ohio Land Bank Conference October 23-24 in Columbus. Presented by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, the Ohio Land Bank Conference provides timely and essential information for land bank board members and staff, county and municipal Read more ›

Father’s Day Walk to Honor Judge Pianka

The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization sponsored a Father’s Day History Walk in honor of Judge Raymond L. Pianka, the devoted Housing Court judge and advocate who died unexpectedly in January. Pianka, who presided for the last 21 years, was the longest-serving Read more ›

Going Green

Each summer, the Cuyahoga Land Bank works to “green” vacant land left behind after a blighted house is demolished.  Vacant lots are either held for future development, transferred to the appropriate municipality or converted to other productive uses.  Our land reuse experts are Read more ›