An update of the happenings at Cuyahoga Land Bank
Cuyahoga Land Bank News - 2013.4.2

Cuyahoga Land Bank Launches Advantage Plus Loan Program in Euclid

The Cuyahoga Land Bank has recently launched the Advantage Plus Loan Program in the City of Euclid, which builds upon the Land Bank’s Owner Occupant Buyer Advantage Program (OOBAP). The OOBAP is designed to make it easier for individuals and families to get a great deal on a property to own and live in.  Both the City of Euclid and Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland (NHSGC) have signed on as partners for this new “loan” program.
The new Advantage Plus Loan Program, is geared specifically toward prospective owner-occupiers – people that want to rehabilitate a property in order to make it their home.

euclid_houseWorking with OOBAP since it was launched in August 2012, the Cuyahoga Land Bank has realized that even with preferences set up for potential owner-occupant buyers through the program, there are still financial barriers that make purchasing a home to renovate difficult for some buyers.   The Advantage Plus Loan Program helps address this financial challenge by assisting with the expense of home repairs.
The Advantage Plus Loan Program  will offer low-interest, short term “loans” on houses in the City of Euclid.  Qualified owner-occupant buyers in the Advantage Plus Loan Program may receive up to $10,000 in renovation work that the buyer and the Cuyahoga Land Bank agree must be completed to meet the Land Bank’s Housing Quality Standards and any applicable municipal Point-of-Sale requirements for the property.  The owner-occupant will then have 2.5 years to repay the “loan” to the Cuyahoga Land Bank at a 2% interest rate.  The “loan” will be secured by a mortgage held by the Cuyahoga Land Bank.
The properties are placed in the Advantage Plus Loan Program for a select period of time so interested qualified buyers can make offers.  The Land Bank then selects the strongest offers.
The Cuyahoga Land Bank is partnering with the City of Euclid to launch this program because of the City’s ongoing commitment to improving neighborhood stability and the availability of homes that can potentially qualify for the program.  In addition, the City has passed a first-of-its-kind ordinance that exempts program participants from paying fees for needed permits and inspections, streamlining the permitting process. 
The Cuyahoga Land Bank is also partnering with Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland (NHSGC), who is a leader in providing home renovation loans.  As a partner for the Advantage Plus Loan Program, NHSGC will provide screening and underwriting services for the “loans” offered through the Advantage Plus Loan Program.
We sincerely thank the
City of Euclid and NHSGC for partnering with us.
For more information and to view properties available in the Advantage Plus Loan Program, please visit

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 Berea’s northernmost neighborhood, also known as the “Poets” Neighborhood. This neighborhood experienced a high percentage of subprime loans and a high number of foreclosures over the last few years, making it eligible for Neighborhood Stabilization (NSP) funds to offset the disinvestment.  The City of Berea, BCDC & the Cuyahoga Land Bank have worked together to retain properties in the north end for development and private investment in the City.  Some of the properties slated for redevelopment are:

751 Shelley Parkway
This property will be demolished and the lot will be transformed into a rain garden project, encouraging alternative ways to retain water.

747 Longfellow
This property will be demolished by the Cuyahoga Land Bank. Berea and BCDC have partnered to build a new home in its place.
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Bid on this House
Before May 17th

This house at 1511 East 256th St in Euclid requires minimal renovation and is now available under the Advantage Plus Loan Program. Minimum bid starts at $7,000!

Fun Fact!

The Cuyahoga Land Bank currently has 76 properties for sale either through our Deed-In-Escrow program, Owner Occupant Buyer Advantage program, Advantage Plus Loan program or our Cuyahoga Land Bank Renovated Properties!

House available for Renovation

This house at 14005 Broadway Ave in Garfield Heights is available for renovation under the Deed-In-Escrow program.

Did you know?

The Cuyahoga Land Bank partners with  Court Community Service to provide property maintenance services for close to 100  Land Bank properties!

House for Sale in Bedford

This Cape Cod style house at 80 Tudor Ave was renovated in-house by the Land Bank and is for sale. For details on this property and a list of other renovated houses, visit our website.

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

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