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After 10 years and 8,000 demolitions, Cuyahoga Land Bank shifts focus to rehabs, June 24, 2019
Eighty blighted homes being demolished in East Cleveland neighborhood, August 20, 2018
Watch party for Brooklyn YMCA's demolition is a real blast (photos)
Plain Dealer, June 7, 2018
Aging out of foster care, non-profit works to provide softer landing for young women
Fox8 News, May 26, 2019
The floodgates are about to open: Cuyahoga County, Cleveland leaders unveil opportunity-zone plan, March 21, 2019
Cuyahoga County Approves $30 Million Housing Program, February 26, 2019
Housing is essential: Local nonprofits provide new beginnings with vacant, foreclosed homes, June 24, 2019
Groundbreaking caps seven years of work to build Fisher Houses here for families of ailing veterans
Plain Dealer, March 23, 2018

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Sheriff's deed property transfers up in Cleveland, but not for the old reasons; details for all Cuyahoga cities
The Plain Dealer, February 12, 2020
Cuyahoga Land Bank in Search of Badly Needed Additional Demolition Funds
NewsChannel 5, August 15, 2019
Cuyahoga Land Bank begins to see needle move in weakest housing markets: By the numbers, June 27, 2019
After 10 years and 8,000 demolitions, Cuyahoga Land Bank shifts focus to rehabs, June 24, 2019
Housing is essential: Local nonprofits provide new beginnings with vacant, foreclosed homes, June 24, 2019
Greater Cleveland Partnership to invest $50 million in economically distressed parts of Cuyahoga County, June 10, 2019
Aging out of foster care, non-profit works to provide softer landing for young women
Fox8 News, May 26, 2019
Ohio land banks want state funds to raze commercial, industrial properties
Columbus Dispatch, May 26, 2019
The floodgates are about to open: Cuyahoga County, Cleveland leaders unveil opportunity-zone plan, March 21, 2019
Cuyahoga County collaboration to promote Opportunity Zone investments
Crain's Cleveland Business, March 21, 2019
Cuyahoga County Approves $30 Million Housing Program, February 26, 2019
Proposed County Housing Program Shifts Focus From Demolition To Renovation
ideastream, January 14, 2019
Habitat gives war refugees a home for the holidays in Cleveland
Plain Dealer, December 18, 2018
Cuyahoga Land Bank may be re-tooled to focus on home rehabilitation rather than demolition, November 5, 2018
University Heights council approves new community improvement corporation; new city magazine coming in 2019, October 4, 2018
Osborne brothers emerge as potential buyers for troubled University Square shopping center, October 4, 2018
N.E. Ohio leaders report too many neighborhoods cope with problem out-of-town homeowners
NewsChannel 5, October 3, 2018
Manufacturing Operation Planned for East Side of Cleveland
Crain's Cleveland Business, September 30, 2018
Larchmere's Sedlak building soon to be open for occupancy, September 19, 2018
Property homeowners abandoning land, leaving communities with condemned structures
NewsChannel 5, August 29, 2018
Eighty blighted homes being demolished in East Cleveland neighborhood, August 20, 2018
Cuyahoga County has now torn down 80 blighted homes in E. Cleveland
Channel 3 News, August 20, 2018
80 vacant and abandoned homes demolished in East Cleveland
Fox8 News, August 20, 2018
Amazon plans mid-September opening for North Randall fulfillment center
Plain Dealer, August 15, 2018
Euclid trucking company expands business with purchase of adjacent property
News-Herald, August 7, 2018
Watch party for Brooklyn YMCA's demolition is a real blast (photos)
Plain Dealer, June 7, 2018
Long Vacant Brooklyn YMCA To Be Razed
Cleveland Patch, June 7, 2018
Vacant YMCA building in Brooklyn neighborhood demolished
Cleveland 19 News, June 7, 2018
Cuyahoga Land Bank acquiring over a hundred properties in East Cleveland for revitalization project
NewsChannel 5, April 24, 2018
Groundbreaking caps seven years of work to build Fisher Houses here for families of ailing veterans
Plain Dealer, March 23, 2018
Cuyahoga Land Bank plans office move to the Caxton Building in early June
The Plain Dealer, March 4, 2018
Cuyahoga Land Bank plans office move to the Caxton Building in early June
Plain Dealer, March 4, 2018
Purple Heart certificates for two brothers killed in WWII found in Cleveland vacant home
News5, January 3, 2018
Cleveland development corporations buy, flip abandoned homes to improve neighborhoods
News Channel 5, August 14, 2017
Amazon is Building a Colossal Search Amazon Is Building a Colossal Warehouse Where America's Biggest Mall Once Stood
Gizmodo, August 5, 2017
Ohio City, Kinsman affordable-housing projects among a dozen Northeast Ohio tax-credit winners
Plain Dealer, July 27, 2017
Land Transfer Moves Fisher House Project Forward
Plain Dealer, July 7, 2017
New house rises on Scenic Street lot in Lakewood's West End, May 1, 2017
Breweries are breathing new life into vacant buildings across Northeast Ohio
News Channel 5, February 13, 2017
Cuyahoga County demolition fund puts dent in housing-market distress
The Plain Dealer, February 12, 2017
Extensive Progress With Kitchen, Bathrooms Draws Scenic Park House Closer To Completion
Lakewood Observer, February 7, 2017
Cuyahoga Land Bank Named Semifinalist in Harvard's 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards Competition
Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corp., January 23, 2017
Cuyahoga Land Bank decides on demolition for troubled University Heights home
The Plain Dealer, January 23, 2017
At last! Executive Club comes tumbling down
Westlife, January 20, 2017
University Heights City Council, mayor disagree on process for home's demolition
The Plain Dealer, December 27, 2016
Shaker, Van Aken developer work out 18-month standing deal to market former Qua property
The Plain Dealer, December 27, 2016
Rocky River to try again for Wooster/Shoreland park grant
Westlife, December 15, 2016
This Week on Kaleidoscope: The Cuyahoga Land Bank
WEWS - NewsChannel 5, September 18, 2016
Which candidate can best address Cleveland's mortgage crisis?
MSNBC, September 6, 2016
Senator Rob Portman Visits Women in Recovery
Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corp.., August 15, 2016
Former Brooklyn YMCA, long empty, will be razed; housing project planned
The Plain Dealer, August 12, 2016
Cuyahoga Land Bank Awarded Brownfield Assessment Grant
Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corp.., August 1, 2016
No sign of fraud, waste or abuse in Ohio's use of Hardest Hit Funds for home demolitions: Jim Rokakis (Opinion)
The Plain Dealer, July 10, 2016
Homeless women veterans getting a house in Garfield Heights
The Plain Dealer, June 9, 2016
Cuyahoga Land Bank on CBS Radio's Cleveland Connection
CBS Radio, June 7, 2016
Building A Dream on a Tiny Slip of Land
Freshwater Cleveland, May 23, 2016
Champaign County considers land bank to fight blight
Springfield News-Sun, April 29, 2016
Cuyahoga Land Bank, with Developers Lined Up, Acquires Ailing Glenville Enterprise Center
The Plain Dealer, April 8, 2016
Habitat, partners launch initiative to rehab 100 abandoned houses in Cleveland, March 24, 2016
Habitat for Humanity launches Buckeye affordable homeownership initiative
Crain's Cleveland Business, March 22, 2016
Ohio will get millions more to fight blight and foreclosures
Plain Dealer, February 19, 2016
Butler County land bank may get extra money to demolish eyesores
Journal News, February 19, 2016
Montgomery County awaits millions in funding to fight blight
Dayton Daily News, February 19, 2016
City receives grant for master plan; request for Wooster/Shoreland turned down
Westlife, February 18, 2016
Euclid nearing completion of first round of county demolition program projects
The News Herald, February 17, 2016
State allocates $6.1 million to Cuyahoga County for residential demolition
Freshwater Cleveland, January 19, 2016
It's mission complete for second South Euclid Purple Heart Homes dwelling
Sun News, December 19, 2015
Celebration marks completion of South Euclid home for Marine veteran
Plain Dealer, December 18, 2015
East Cleveland duplex now permanent housing for veterans
Freshwater Cleveland, November 17, 2015
County establishing land bank
Bycarus Telegraph, November 13, 2015
Lessons From Cuyahoga County On Land Banking
WESA, November 12, 2015
Paying down the vet debt with safe shelter: editorial
Plain Dealer, November 11, 2015
Home for Homeless Veterans created in East Cleveland
La Prensa, November 11, 2015
Land Trust Program renovates four formerly troubled South Euclid homes for resale
Sun News, November 9, 2015
OHFA, November 3, 2015
Speedway will rise in Berea's North End, other buildings will come down, August 25, 2015
Cleveland Heights raises awareness for available vacant lots: City Council wrap-up, August 11, 2015
Despite cities' efforts, vacancies persist in South Euclid, Mayfield Heights: The House Next Door, August 6, 2015
Land bank helps college grads, students buy homes; KnowBase changes name: Local Business Briefs, August 5, 2015
Lakewood, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls vacant homes find new owners quickly: The House Next Door, August 5, 2015
Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights fight blight: The House Next Door, August 5, 2015
Middleburg, Brook Park, Berea may demolish more homes (photos), August 4, 2015
What exactly is a land bank? Glossary for The House Next Door, August 3, 2015
Today's Land Bank Boom Could Lead to the Extinction of Land Banks, July 18, 2015
Trial for owners of of condemned apartments around Shaker Square could open July 2, June 30, 2015
Land Bank, NEON partner for housing and health support for vets, May 27, 2015
Developer J. Shorey plans to turn a vacant foundry into a fish farm, arts complex, May 21, 2015
Rocky River to apply for $3 million state grant for Center Ridge Road traffic study, May 20, 2015
Rep. Kaptur Celebrates $4.9 Million State Housing Initiative Support for Northern Ohio
RealEstateRama, May 6, 2015
One South Euclid names new executive board, renews agreement with city: Council meeting recap, April 28, 2015
Former Executive Club building in Rocky River slated for demolition, April 17, 2015
More homes in county may be razed
Mansfield News Journal, April 15, 2015
Ohio county executive recommends $14 million in demolition grants
Construction and Demolition Recycling, April 13, 2015
Euclid could get $1 million from Cuyahoga County Property Demolition Program
The News-Herald, April 11, 2015
Budish Assists Parma Fight Blight: Community Voices, April 11, 2015
20 cities get Cuyahoga County demolition money
WKYC, April 10, 2015
Mapping out how Detroit is tackling a mountain of blight
MLive (Detroit), March 24, 2015
More than 14,600 abandoned homes in Ohio razed with mortgage settlement cash, February 27, 2015
Plans for Greater Cleveland Fisher House rounding third, February 5, 2015
For Cuyahoga County demos, a strategic plan and code enforcement both needed: editorial, January 31, 2015
Cuyahoga County Council expected to give final approval to $10 million for lakefront bridge tonight, January 27, 2015
South Euclid rehabs houses, offers tax breaks, tamps down on delinquencies: What programs could help you?, January 9, 2015
Warrensville Heights demolition makes way for Heinen’s expansion
Freshwater Cleveland, January 5, 2015
Randall Park Mall demolition under way, as crew tears into former Dillard's store, December 29, 2014
How the Cuyahoga Land Bank is helping refugees “Discover Home
Community Progress Blog, December 18, 2014
Cuyahoga County Land Bank featured in national study
Campus District Observer, December 10, 2014
Children's Museum of Cleveland gains control of Euclid Avenue mansion in $50,000 deal, December 9, 2014
Heinen's is building a $9 million expanded bakery, meat-cutting and prepared-foods kitchen in Warrensville Heights, December 8, 2014
Cuyahoga Land Bank demolition in Warrensville Heights makes way for Heinen's expansion
, December 8, 2014
Cuyahoga County Land Bank featured in national report, December 3, 2014
Advice for land banks from Cuyahoga Land Bank’s Gus Frangos
Community Progress Blog, November 24, 2014
Macon-Bibb land bank recognized as conduit for revitalization
Macon Telegraph, November 21, 2014
Why this city 'removes cancer cells' of foreclosed and abandoned homes
CNN Wire, November 18, 2014
Cities Resort to Demolition to Deal With Blight
Realty Biz News, November 18, 2014
Cleveland gets noticed for bringing new life to abandoned homes, lots
Crain's Cleveland Business, November 14, 2014
Cleveland's plan to destroy nearly 6,000 homes
CNN Money, November 13, 2014
Conference looks at ways to revive Cuyahoga County housing market: Plain Dealing
The Plain Dealer, November 11, 2014
cuyahoga county now the 'gold standard' for abandoned property reclamation
Freshwater Cleveland, November 11, 2014
Cuyahoga County’s $50 million demolition plan looking to impact communities
The News-Herald, November 7, 2014
Cuyahoga County Council OKs $50M building demolition plan
The News-Herald, October 29, 2014
$50M demolition fund passes Cuyahoga County Council unanimously
Cleveland Magazine Politics, October 29, 2014
Millions for demolition within reach for Cleveland and inner-ring suburbs, October 28, 2014
Cuyahoga County Council expected to approve $50 million for demolitions, October 28, 2014
Cuyahoga County Likely To Approve $50 Million Demolition Fund
Ideastream, October 15, 2014
HUD, Cuyahoga Land Bank Renew Agreement - The Only One of its Kind in the US
Press Release, October 7, 2014
HUD re-ups with the Cuyahoga Land Bank for one-of-a-kind program
WKSU, October 6, 2014
Richmond Heights City Council approves Land Bank agreement
The News Herald, August 31, 2014
Jefferson County Commissioners Give Loan to Land Bank
Columbus CEO, July 19, 2014
Cuyahoga County Land Bank creates neighborhood smiles
NewsChannel 5 WEWS, July 8, 2014
Mayfield Heights to demolish four properties
The News Herald, July 3, 2014
Blight and home abandonment now a persistent drag on Greater Cleveland's economy: Brent Larkin, June 27, 2014
Even in prosperous Middleburg, a few decrepit homes are being torn down, June 23, 2014
Lake, Geauga, Cuyahoga counties working to remove blight
The News Herald, June 20, 2014
Can Detroit Keep Empty Lots From Becoming Eyesores Again?
Business Week, May 28, 2014
County takes another step towards land bank
Springfield News-Sun, May 26, 2014
5PM: Cuyahyoga Land Bank helps U.S. military veteran purchase Euclid home at greatly discounted rate
NewsChannel 5 WEWS, May 23, 2014
Cuyahoga Land Bank helps U.S. military veteran purchase Euclid home at greatly discounted rate
WEWS Newschannel 5, May 23, 2014
Cuyahoga Land Bank helps veterans find homes
The News Herald, May 22, 2014
Westlake Church on the Rise volunteers start work on Cleveland house for homeless family, May 5, 2014
Cuyahoga Land Bank hits 3 milestones in its mission to reduce blight and increase property values
WEWS, April 23, 2014
Westlake's Church on the Rise joins effort to give homes to homeless families
The Plain Dealer, April 22, 2014
Ed FitzGerald introduces plan to create vacant property demolition fund
The Plain Dealer, April 22, 2014
New program offers homeless people in Cuyahoga County an opportunity to buy a home
WKSU, April 17, 2014
New CLE Program to Give Homes to Families in Need
Fox 8 News, April 16, 2014
New program to help single mothers get affordable homes
WEWS, April 9, 2014
Fire Cadets train at abandoned house
The Plain Dealer, March 31, 2014
FitzGerald must deliver on proposed $50 million for blight fight to help ease tax burden on 'burbs: editorial
Plain Dealer, March 31, 2014
Inner-city blight means greater tax burden on Cuyahoga County suburbs, study claims (LIVE coverage of City Council hearing)
Northeast Ohio Media Group, March 25, 2014
Cuyahoga Land Bank changes blighted properties into opportunities, March 23, 2014
Tax dollars to demolish blighted properties a smart investment in stabilizing neighborhoods: editorial (The Plain Dealer)
Plain Dealer, March 5, 2014
Canton Awarded more then $4 milion in demolition funds
WKSU, March 3, 2014
Land Banks have proven to be effective fighters of blight
Crains Cleveland Business, March 2, 2014
Cuyahoga County to receive $10.1 million in latest round of federal demolition funding
Plain Dealer, February 28, 2014
Mission Complete: Purple Heart Homes will hold ceremony for local veteran who got a refurbished home
WEWS, February 28, 2014
More federal dollars coming to demolish vacant and abandoned properties across Ohio
WEWS, February 28, 2014
Land bank invites garden clubs to turn empty lots into green space
Plain Dealer, February 26, 2014
Bringing Back the Neighborhood: How land banks can stabilize blighted urban areas in ways that the speculative real-estate market cannot
Metroland, February 20, 2014
Cleveland City Council study confirms what neighbors say they already knew
WEWS, February 11, 2014
Cleveland Restoration Society, First Federal offer incentives to sell vacant, rundown homes, January 16, 2014
Cuyahoga Land Bank Celebrates Conclusion of Partnership with Koinonia Homes, Inc.
Campus District Observer, December 6, 2013
After Shutdown Holdup, Deal Between Feds and Land Bank Renewed
WCPN, December 2, 2013
Helping veterans become homeowners
WTAM, November 12, 2013
Cuyahoga County Land Bank launches housing program for veterans
Northeast Ohio Media Group, November 12, 2013
Cuyahoga County program to help U.S. military veterans buy homes at discount prices
WEWS, November 12, 2013
Lyric Community Center: Change for Change, November 1, 2013
Greater Cleveland Habitat renovates more Cleveland homes for the needy
WEWS, October 24, 2013
Buying a Home From a Land Bank
US News & World Report, October 18, 2013
Cleveland suburbs let regionalism enter through the 'back door'
Plain Dealer, October 7, 2013
North Coventry demolitions are the first step in neighborhood revitalization efforts
Heights Observer, September 27, 2013
Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland demolish North Coventry homes
Sun News, September 25, 2013
Massive demolition in the North Coventry community begins Wednesday
WKSU, September 24, 2013
Cuyahoga Land Bank, Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland work together to clear the path for development in North CoventryNeighborhood
, September 23, 2013
Belt Magazine, September 17, 2013
Cuyahoga Land Bank marks milestones in property renovation, demolition, September 16, 2013
Shaker council puts up funding to rehab then sell one house, tear down 6 "public nuisances"
Sun News, September 16, 2013
Houses around Ariel Castro's Seymour Avenue home torn down
WKYC, August 26, 2013
Program turns vacant lots over to adjacent homeowners
WKYC, August 15, 2013
Fixing Cleveland's housing problem: Sandra Pianalto
Plain Dealer, August 9, 2013
'Hope for everyone,' ex-captive says before Castro house demolished
CNN, August 8, 2013
Ariel Castro's house of horror demolished in Cleveland
USA Today, August 7, 2013
Ariel Castro's house to be demolished Wednesday; county to prevent rubble from being sold
Washington Post, August 6, 2013
Lights out at Castro's Seymour Avenue home; demolition slated for Wednesday
Plain Dealer, August 5, 2013
Cuyahoga County Council awards funds to vet programs from leftover Veterans Service Commission budget
Plain Dealer, June 13, 2013
Detroit Survival Depends of Speed of Destruction
Bloomberg, May 30, 2013
Cuyahoga Land Bank completes use of $41 million in federal stimulus money
Crains Cleveland Business, May 28, 2013
Cuyahoga Land Bank and federal funds
WKSU, May 28, 2013
done on a dime: creative reuse method aims to save neighborhoods
Freshwater Cleveland, May 23, 2013
Ohio's housing woes require several big policy changes, Cleveland Fed says
Plain Dealer, May 22, 2013
House flipper Blaine Murphy sentenced to two years in prison
Plain Dealer, May 16, 2013
Berea goes green in replacing vacant Longfellow Drive house
Sun News, May 15, 2013
Euclid Housing Fair highlights homeownership opportunities, city programs and amenities
Plain Dealer, May 14, 2013
Veteran's home in South Euclid spruced up thanks to volunteers, donations
WEWS, May 13, 2013
Foreclosed Cleveland Heights property converted into commuity garden; first of its kind for city
Sun News, May 10, 2013
STEPHEN LOVE: Information specialist, Cuyahoga County Land Bank
Crains Cleveland Business, April 30, 2013
Cuyahoga Land Bank offering low interest renovation loans if you buy vacant Euclid homes
WEWS, April 29, 2013
Rising Harvest Farms in Cleveland provides jobs training for people with disabilities
Plain Dealer, April 27, 2013
Cuyahoga Land Reutilization Corporation
Wikipedia, April 22, 2013
A look at who to watch in the region's nonprofit sector
Crains Cleveland Business, April 22, 2013
Habitat for Humanity shifts to rehab and thinks in blocks: editorial
Plain Dealer, April 15, 2013
Habitat for Humanity leading effort to rehab vacant houses on two Cleveland Streets
Plain Dealer, April 4, 2013
Brooklyn turns vacant library into city's first licensed child care center
WEWS, April 1, 2013
Fighting foreclosure blight with creativity: editorial
Plain Dealer, April 1, 2013
Berea to raze more houses through Cuyahoga County Land Bank
Sun News, March 30, 2013
Low-cost loft home conversions make old houses marketable, avoiding demolition
Plain Dealer, March 30, 2013
More than 17,000 Northeast Ohio homes aren't receiving water and appear to be vacant
Plain Dealer, March 30, 2013
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity to adopt two streets, renovate a dozen vacant homes
WEWS, March 25, 2013
Brooklyn's Loving Cup Kids Academy opens in former library building on Ridge Road
Sun News, March 22, 2013
Cleveland Heights, East Cleveland look to revive depressed North Coventry neighborhood
Sun News, March 22, 2013
City of South Euclid receives money to rehabilitate, resell troubled homes
Sun News, March 14, 2013
North Royalton free to rid itself of nuisance gas station
Sun News, March 12, 2013
Child care center to open in Brooklyn at fromer library site
WEWS, March 12, 2013
South Euclid will receive $400,000 to rehabilitate, resell four currently vacant houses
Sun News, February 26, 2013
The tales a ruined house tells: Christopher Evans
Plain Dealer, February 20, 2013
HUD agrees to contract extension to sell distressed homes to Cuyahoga Land Bank for $100
WEWS, February 19, 2013
Berea to receive help with foreclosed homes
Sun News, February 17, 2013
HUD, Cuyahoga Land Bank reach agreement to help keep blighted homes off market
Plain Dealer, February 15, 2013
Cleveland needs a plan for housing stock: editorial
Plain Dealer, February 5, 2013
What to do with the vacant homes in Cleveland is a quandary
Plain Dealer, February 3, 2013
Study offers hope for Larchmere area
Sun News, January 25, 2013
County closer to buying vacant, foreclosed properties
Norridge-Harwood Heights News, January 25, 2013
Foreclosed homes get new lease on life: Kamm's group planning to revamp more
Sun-Post Herald, January 24, 2013
County edges closer to buying up vacant, foreclosed properties
Chicago Sun Times, January 15, 2013
Cuyahoga Land Bank searches for alternatives: Expiring contract with HUD could mean no more $100 homes
WKSU, December 26, 2012
Ohio Land Bank Conference: 2012 Conference Notes
Thriving Communities Institute, December 26, 2012
HUD abandons land bank deal -- and good sense: editorial
Plain Dealer, December 22, 2012
Ohio Land Bank Conference - 2012 Conference Notes
Thriving Communities Institute, December 21, 2012
US Department of Housing and Urban Development cancels deal to sell foreclosed propertie to Cuyahoga County Land Bank
Plain Dealer, December 20, 2012
HUD will no longer sell distressed homes to Cuyahoga Land Bank for $100
WEWS, December 20, 2012
HUD cuts off flow of homes to Cleveland land bank
Inman News, December 20, 2012
HUD cancels contract to sell foreclosed properties to Cuyahoga County Land Bank
Cleveland Press, December 20, 2012
Cuyahoga Land Bank - Owner Occupant Buyer Advantage Program
Martin J. Sweeney Newsletter, December 13, 2012
Cleveland and Cuyahoga County hope to get millions for demolition
Plain Dealer, December 10, 2012
AG Mike DeWine Applauds Efforts of Cuyahoga County Officials to Demolish Abandoned Properties Across Ohio, December 10, 2012
DeWine's Demolitions: A Smashing Success?
WCPN, December 9, 2012
Bank of America Donates 50th Property to Cuyahoga Land Bank, Marking Midway Point in Their Agreement
Campus District Observer, December 5, 2012
NewsChannel5 to air Building Better Neighborhoods primetime special on NE Ohio housing issues
WEWS, November 29, 2012
Cuyahoga County tax lien sale wins over skeptics
Plain Dealer, November 23, 2012
Bank of America ratchets up investment in Cuyahoga Land Bank: Extra asbestos regulations require more help
WKSU, November 20, 2012
Building Better Neigbhorhoods: Bank of America donates 50th property to Cuyahoga Land Bank
WEWS, November 16, 2012
Olmsted Falls puts vacant lots up for bid
Sun News, November 15, 2012
To have a home on Veterans Day: editorial
Plain Dealer, November 11, 2012
A disabled Northeast Ohio veteran has a new home
WKSU, November 11, 2012
South Euclid home given to Iraq Veteran
MSNBC, November 11, 2012
South Euclid home to be given to Iraq War Army Veteran Desmond Taylor
WEWS, November 11, 2012
Local veteran gets housing help
WOIO, November 11, 2012
North Royalton looking to rid city of nuisance homes
Sun News, November 2, 2012
Building Better Neighborhoods volunteers clean up Cleveland street, property to be torn down
WEWS, October 18, 2012
Cuyahoga Land Bank receives award for excellence from State of Ohio Auditor
Newschannel 5, October 5, 2012
City to Demolish 'Dilapidated' Houses with $100,000 Grant, October 2, 2012
Northeast Ohio's Housing Sector Finally Seeing Bright Spots
WCPN, September 26, 2012
Cuyahoga Land Bank Launches the Owner Occupant Buyer Advantage Program
Lakewood Observer, September 21, 2012
In Old Brooklyn, outdoor job training center for people with disabilities is sprouting: Margaret Bernstein
Plain Dealer, September 13, 2012
September 12, 2012
Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, September 12, 2012
The Cuyahoga Land Bank adds three new members to board
WEWS, September 11, 2012
Left Behind: Bank 'walkaways' leave empty, decaying houses in Trumbull communities
Tribune Chronicle, September 9, 2012
Cuyahoga County home prices start to rebound in some cities
Plain Dealer, September 2, 2012
Fund helps Ohio cities rebuild: razing blight speeds neighborhood healing, August 29, 2012
Land bank latest offer is buy it cheap, fix it up and live in it: editorial
Plain Dealer, August 27, 2012
New life for old ground in Old Brooklyn: editorial
Plain Dealer, August 23, 2012
former school in old brooklyn will become farm serving people with disabilities
Freshwater Cleveland, August 23, 2012
Where is Blaine Murphy? Ask his ankle monitor: Christopher Evans
Plain Dealer, August 22, 2012
Groundbreaking on urban agriculture farm in Cleveland's Old Brooklyn neighborhood
WEWS, August 22, 2012
Cuyahoga Land Bank launches home buyer advantage program
WEWS, August 21, 2012
Northeast Ohio organization giving developmentally disabled people opportunity to learn about agricultural
WKSU, August 20, 2012
Program gives do-it-yourselfers a home-buying edge in securing foreclosed houses
Crains Cleveland Business, August 20, 2012
Talk with the Boss: Gus Frangos, head of the Cuyahoga Land Bank
Plain Dealer, August 18, 2012
Berea to receive more property from Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation
Sun News, August 8, 2012
Berea has special City Council meeting tonight
Sun News, August 6, 2012
Ohio suburbs share $1 million to raze abandoned houses
Newark Advocate, August 5, 2012
Cleveland Heights Among Suburbs to Receive Money to Raze Blighted Homes, August 3, 2012
North Olmsted gets $50,000 grant for demolition and blight removal
Sun News, August 3, 2012
Shaker Heights Among Suburbs to Receive Money to Raze Blighted Homes, August 3, 2012
Mason doles out $1 million to suburbs to demolish dilapidated homes
Plain Dealer, August 1, 2012
Professor advocates creative solutions to dealing with blight
The Chronicle-Telegraph, July 30, 2012
U.S. asbestos rules foil land banks
Columbus Dispatch, July 30, 2012
Millions committed to blighted, nuisance property demolitions in Cuyahoga County
Sun News, July 30, 2012
Cuyahoga Land Bank, Career Development And Placement Strategies Inc. Create Partnership
Parma Observer, July 24, 2012
Board Takes First Step Toward Cook County Land Bank
Progress Illinois, July 24, 2012
Costly EPA rule on residential demolitions needs second look: editorial
Plain Dealer, July 10, 2012
Land Banking Case Studies: Best Practices
The Connector, July 3, 2012
Land Banks an Essential Redevelopment Tool
The Montrose Group LLC, June 28, 2012
Cuyahoga project will employ fathes who served jail time
WKSU, June 26, 2012
Land Banking Case Studies: Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation
The Connector, June 20, 2012
Housing experts warn a new wave of foreclosures threatens the Cleveland area
Plain Dealer, June 16, 2012
Demolition money for Cuyahoga County to fight blight: editorial
Plain Dealer, June 12, 2012
Investment home sales surge
Crains Cleveland Business, June 11, 2012
Blighted properties to be demolished
WOIO, June 7, 2012
Cuyahoga County prosecutor pledges $5 million in fundng for home demolitions
WEWS, June 7, 2012
East Cleveland blighted properties get new lease on land
WKYC, June 7, 2012
Summit County fast-tracking land bank program
WKSU, June 4, 2012
Growing Green
Sun News, June 1, 2012
Berea welcomes volunteers to build new community garden
Sun News, May 31, 2012
Cleveland woman returns to her home since 1945 after renovation
WEWS, May 28, 2012
County plans land bank for vacant properties, May 24, 2012
County official sees value in 'land bank' of foreclosed properties
Chicago Sun-Times, May 23, 2012
Dollars for demos: editorial
Plain Dealer, May 13, 2012
Cuyahoga County gets nearly $12 million from settlement to eliminate blight
Plain Dealer, May 6, 2012
New housing program for refugees settles its first family in Lakewood: Global Village
Plain Dealer, May 5, 2012
Nearing completion, Circle East townhomes are 60 percent preleased
Freshwater Cleveland, April 26, 2012
Land Banks: Moving foreclosed properties back to productive use
The News-Herald, April 26, 2012
Cleveland Foreclosure Crisis Gives Refugess a Fresh Start
Huffington Post, April 19, 2012
Ohio Tears Through Blighted Housing Program
NPR, April 5, 2012
Making furniture out of torn-down houses keeps materials out of land fills
Plain Dealer, March 24, 2012
Cuyahoga Land Bank demolishes 750th property
WEWS, March 23, 2012
LaTourette, Fudge envision bigger demolition money: editorial
Plain Dealer, March 20, 2012
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County allocate $14 million for demolition of blighted homes, hope for federal match
Plain Dealer, March 16, 2012
Cleveland seeking millions from state for blighted homes
Columbus Business First, March 16, 2012
Answers to Lack of Affordable Housing: Land Banks & Vacancy Prevention
Smart Communities, March 13, 2012
Plain Dealer, March 10, 2012
Cuyahoga Land Bank marks milestones: 1,500 property acquisitions and 750 demolitions
WTAM, March 8, 2012
Legislative Breakfast speakers focus on government spending, revenues
The News-Herald, February 27, 2012
Mortgage deal funds blight fight
Cincinnati Enquirer, February 13, 2012
Lack of land bank may impact funding for Butler County
Middletown Journal, February 13, 2012
Putting Ohio's predatory lender settlement demolition is smart: editorial
Plain Dealer, February 10, 2012
Beachwood man pleads guilty to mortgage fraud
Sun News, February 4, 2012
Businessman Uri Gofman sentenced for his role in mortgage fraud scheme
Plain Dealer, February 1, 2012
HUD, Cuyahoga Land Bank Renew Ground Breaking Agreement
The Collinwood Observer, January 30, 2012
Sentencings, trials and arraignments in Cuyahoga County: Court Watch
Plain Dealer, January 29, 2012
South Euclid Housing Department planning to rehabilitate a fifth house for re-sale; add community gardens
Sun News, January 23, 2012
Cuyahoga Land Bank partners with The International Services Center to Create a home for refugees
Lakewood Observer, January 12, 2012
Hamilton County starts land bank project
Fox 19, January 9, 2012
Lakewood couple renovates home victimized by massive mortgage fraud case
WEWS, January 5, 2012
HUD, Cuyahoga Land Bank Renew Ground Breaking Agreement
Parma Observer, January 4, 2012
Charities get more donated homes
USA Today, December 30, 2011
Cuyahoga County busy cleaning up alleged home flipper's properties
WEWS, December 30, 2011
Cuyahoga County busy cleaning up alleged home flipper's properties
WEWS, December 30, 2011
Cuyahoga Land Bank to demolish, repurpose fraud case's properties
WKYC, December 29, 2011
How the US Economy, Americans Fared in 2011
PBS NewsHour, December 29, 2011
5 Plead guilty to mortgage fraud
Strongsville Patch, December 22, 2011
Attorney General DeWine and the Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission Announce Guilty Pleas in Nation's Largest Mortgage Fraud Case
WRTF, December 22, 2011
Holiday Cheers (no Jeers)
Plain Dealer, December 22, 2011
Cleveland Disassembles Itself in Face of Property-Value Plunge
Bloomberg, December 21, 2011
Guilty pleas in the larges case of mortgage fraud
WTAM, December 21, 2011
Five plead guilty in $44 million Cuyahoga County mortgage fraud case
WEWS, December 21, 2011
Beachwood man pleads guilty in nation's largest mortgage fraud
WKYC, December 21, 2011
Cuyahoga County Mortgage Fraud Task Force Announces Guilty Pleas
WOIO, December 21, 2011
Beachwood resident found guilty of mortgage fraud
Cleveland Jewish News, December 21, 2011
American Dream in Lakewood: Refugee Housing Program Unveiled
Lakewood Patch, December 15, 2011
Lakewood home will house refugees as part of new local partnership
Sun News, December 14, 2011
Default surge will weaken the housing market
Middletown Journal , December 14, 2011
Homesteading plan to offer abandoned homes to refugees
Plain Dealer, December 13, 2011
Northeast Ohio organizations plan to offer abandoned homes to immigrants
WEWS, December 13, 2011
Cuyahoga County nonprofit, HUD renew property transfer agreement
Crains Cleveland Business, December 9, 2011
A Berea abandoned home site becomes community garden
Sun News, December 8, 2011
County land bank concept alive and well in northeast Ohio
WKSU, December 8, 2011
Akron: Land bank to target abandoned homes
WKYC, December 4, 2011
Relief from the disaster
Akron Beacon Journal, December 4, 2011
Lakewood: The Community of Choice
Lakewood Observer, December 1, 2011
Cuyahoga Land Bank upgrades its website
Sun News, November 22, 2011
Lakewood Alive forum opnes community discussion
Sun News, November 17, 2011
Federal Reserve official predicts tough years for housing
Canton Repository, November 16, 2011
Should we tear down foreclosures?
MSN Money, November 15, 2011
LakewoodAlive to Discuss City's 'Vibrant Future'
Lakewood Patch, November 15, 2011
On The Road Ahead: Cleveland
The National - CBC News, November 14, 2011
On The Road Ahead [Behind the Scenes]
The National - CBC News, November 14, 2011
County agencies break ground for senior housing in East Cleveland
Plain Dealer, November 8, 2011
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Demolishes Homes to Remove Blight
Governing: The States and Localities, November 1, 2011
Cuyahoga County Land Bank is model for other regions, says Wash Post
Freshwater, October 20, 2011
A Respite for East Cleveland: Joe Frolik
Plain Dealer, October 18, 2011
Some banks are giving away foreclosed properites, cleveland serves as model
ABA Journal, October 13, 2011
US banks start to demolish foreclosed properties
AHN, October 13, 2011
Cleveland could hold future of the foreclosure crisis: demolition
Washington Post, October 13, 2011
Banks turn to demolition of foreclosed properties to ease housing-market pressures
Washington Post, October 13, 2011
Don't forget potential of land bank
Canton Repository, September 26, 2011
Mayors, city managers discuss possible county land bank
The News Herald, September 26, 2011
Pittsburg seeking new ways to keep up with number of vacant properties
Pittsburg Post Gazette, September 18, 2011
Cheers & Jeers
Plain Dealer, September 15, 2011
Cuyahoga Land bank to demolish 60 dwellings in East Cleveland
WEWS, September 14, 2011
Demolition begins in Cuyahoga Land bank redevelopment project East Cleveland
Plain Dealer, September 14, 2011
East Cleveland buildings demolished to create new development
WEWS, September 14, 2011
East Cleveland razing 63 abandoned homes and apartment buildings for redevelopment: Plain Dealer videos
Plain Dealer, September 14, 2011
Blight bulldozed in east cleveland
WOIO, September 14, 2011
East Cleveland Demo project
WTAM, September 14, 2011
American Jobs Act's Project Rebuild aims to revitalize Vacant homes
Huffington Post, September 14, 2011
Cuyahoga land bank clearing big section of east cleveland
WKSU, September 13, 2011
University Circle sees residential potential in East Cleveland; city county backing $5 million project
Plain Dealer, September 13, 2011
Thinking outside the Circle works for East Cleveland: editorial
Plain Dealer, September 13, 2011
Cleveland' Land Bank fights blight of foreclosures
Planetizen, August 30, 2011
Land Bank knocks out some foreclosure problems
NPR, August 29, 2011
Home values saved one demolition at a time, August 29, 2011
Land Bank provides solution for lender stuck with dilapidated houses, August 29, 2011
Brian Ulrich: Bringing Down the House
Time, August 25, 2011
Couty things a land bank could tackle blight
Canton Repository, August 22, 2011
Our View: Idea of a land bank in stark county is worth further exploration
Canton Repository, August 22, 2011
Full House: Shaker Heights couple preparing to restore landmark Asa Upson house
Plain Dealer, August 18, 2011
City Tears down nuisance apartment building, August 17, 2011
One Solution to Rundown Foreclosed Houses? Bulldoze Them
Alter NOW, August 17, 2011
Bulldoze: The New way to Foreclose
Time, August 1, 2011
Bloomberg TV's Cali Carlin on Bank of America demolishing foreclosed homes
Bloomberg TV, July 29, 2011
Hit with foreclosures, Bank of America donating, demolishing homes
Boston Globe, July 28, 2011
BofA donates then demolishes houses to cut glut of foreclosures
Bloomberg, July 27, 2011
Examination of Cleveland-area land bank shows hope for area properties
Dayton Daily News, July 10, 2011
Wells Fargo, Bank of America donating properties to Cuyahoga Land Bank
Collinwood Observer, July 9, 2011
Raze the Roof: Cleveland levels vacant homes to revive neighborhoods
PBS NewsHour, July 5, 2011
Wells Fargo, Bank of America donate propeties to Ohio Land Bank, June 30, 2011
Bank of America, Cuyahoga County Land Bank form Partnership to address abandoned homes, June 29, 2011
Bank donates forecloused homes to Cuyahoga County
WKSU, June 28, 2011
Bank of America to donate vacant, foreclosed properties to Cuyahoga Land Bank
Crains Cleveland Business, June 28, 2011
Bank of America, Cuyahoga County Land Bank Launch partnership to address abandoned homes
Business Wire, June 28, 2011
Wells, BofA donate vacant foreclosures to Cuyahoga land Bank
Housing Wire, June 28, 2011
Wells Fargo, Bank of America donate foreclosed and abandoned properties to Cuyahoga Land Bank
Plain Dealer, June 28, 2011
Land Bank cashes in
WCPN, June 28, 2011
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WKYC, June 28, 2011
Cleveland Hts to Expand Partnership with Land Bank to tackle vacant homes, June 14, 2011
Green infrastructure advocates get hands dirty
Crains Cleveland Business, April 18, 2011
Cuyahoga County land bank transforming neigborhoods hit by foreclosure
WEWS, October 28, 2010
Community partnership for arts and culture scrutinizing economic impact of music, musicians in studies
Plain Dealer, July 31, 2010
Cuyahoga Land Bank is fighting back against the foreclosure crisis: Jim Rokakis
Plain Dealer, July 13, 2010
land banks can acquire, manage abandoned properties under new law
Dayton Daily News, July 9, 2010
HUD-land bank helps restore neighborhoods
Call & Post, July 8, 2010
HUD looking to sell Cuyahoga county FHA Foreclosed homes at cut rate
Community development digest, July 6, 2010
Cuyahoga County land bank marks first year with series of accomplishments
Plain Dealer, July 4, 2010
Ohio Land Bank to Acquire HUD foreclosures for $100, July 2, 2010
HUD agrees to sell foreclosed houses to Cuyahoga County land bank
Plain Dealer, July 2, 2010
Cuyahoga county land bank gets federal grant to assess brownfield sites
Plain Dealer, April 21, 2010
Cleveland, land bank and others get $41 million to demolish, rehab and improve neigbhorhoods
Plain Dealer, January 14, 2010
Sustainable neighborhoods through creative use of land banks
The Ohio Planner's News, January 1, 2010
Fannie Mae is dealing responsibly with foreclosed properties in Cuyahoga County - editorial
Plain Dealer, December 19, 2009
Fannie Mae and the new Cuyahoga County land bank forge unique agreement
Plain Dealer, December 16, 2009
HUD gives first dibs on low-value houses in Cleveland to the city and nonprofit groups
Plain Dealer, November 21, 2009
Complex finances to help get county land bank going
Plain Dealer, October 22, 2009
Transforming abondoned properties into parks, housing may get easier
Dayton Daily News, October 21, 2009
Cleveland should avoid investing too much in weaker neighborhoods, study finds
Plain Dealer, October 14, 2009
Cuyahoga County land bank close to acquiring 1st properties, considers foreclosure-averting "better bank"
Plain Dealer, August 30, 2009
County land bank will help Berea
Sun News, August 13, 2009
Land banks gain popularity as a way to fight urban blight
USA Today, July 9, 2009
Ohio's first countywide land bank is now operating in northeast ohio
WKSU, June 11, 2009
Cuyahoga County must make the most of new land bank
Plain Dealer, May 25, 2009
Cuyahoga County Land bank could launch Cleveland renewal
Plain Dealer, May 19, 2009
if you lived here, you'd be home already
Scene, May 6, 2009
Cuyahoga County takes a proactive stance on foreclosures with the new land bank
Plain Dealer, February 6, 2009
Ohio senate passes legislation to create cuyahoga county land bank
Plain Dealer, December 10, 2008
Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Demolishes Homes to Remove Blight
Governing, November 30, 1999
Vacant land parcel brews up some heady history
Westlife, November 30, 1999

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