Collaborations and Partnerships

Collaboration | Partnering: making a difference for strategic land re-use. Working with non-profits, community development corporations', businesses, and human service partners.

The Cuyahoga Land Bank is often thought of as a "brick and mortar" enterprise. Clearing blight with demolition, securing properties through preservation operations, and facilitating the renovation of thousands of homes remains the core mission of the Cuyahoga Land Bank. However, the Cuyahoga Land Bank does so much more.

It collaborates with:
—community development corporations
—eligible businesses
—veterans groups
—sober living
—transitional housing
—workforce development
—faith-based partners

Many of the nonprofits have resources for human service programing, but often lack a suitable building to carry out their work. The Cuyahoga Land Bank makes vacant and abandoned properties productive once again. These collaborations can be accomplished to enrich the lives of Cuyahoga County citizens.

The Cuyahoga Land Bank partners with human services, faith-based organizations, community development corporations, and business to match their missions with suitable homes, buildings, or vacant land.

How Does it Work?

If you are an organization that provides human services, whether it is housing for veterans, refugees, transitional housing, community re-entry, learning centers; and your organization is a church, synagogue, nonprofit organization or a business looking to expand, you can engage the Cuyahoga Land Bank to help find a suitable facility or site.

How to I begin this process?

  1. Contact the Special Projects Manager to discuss your need.
  2. If the Cuyahoga Land Bank can help, a meeting will be scheduled for staff to discuss your needs and guide you to the appropriate program route. After which discussions of preferred geographic location can begin.

The Cuyahoga Land Bank conducts geographic "scrubs" of properties that are tax delinquent and vacant or have been "forfeited" to the State through tax delinquency. These "scrubs" are customized to your organization's parameters. The goal is to return once vacant and abandoned properties to productive reuse.

The mission of the Cuyahoga Land Bank is to: strategically acquire properties, return properties to productive use, reduce blight, increase property values, support community goals and improve the quality of life to County residents.

Some of our partners include:
Court Community Service
City of Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
North East Ohio Regional Sewer District
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
City of East Cleveland
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
Cleveland Restoration Society
CHN Housing Partners
Cleveland Clinic
City of Berea
Polish American Cultural Center
University Circle, Incorporated
First Suburbs Consortium
City of South Euclid
HELP Foundation
Koinonia Homes
City of Garfield Heights
Purple Heart Homes
Village of Newburgh Heights
—ESOP-Concerned Citizens of Mt. Pleasant
Eden Inc.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
Children's Museum
The City Mission
Elizabeth Baptist Church
Greater Cleveland Fisher House
St. Martin De Porres
St Francis School

For more information on our Community Collaborations Program contact Marcelina Sladewska Special Projects Manager. At or 216-698-3022

Click to download the Application and Guidance Sheet.

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