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Demolition Fund now open for applications from Cuyahoga County communities

1/5/2015 2:00:00 PM The Department of Development is now accepting applications from all Cuyahoga County cities, villages, and townships for up to $1 million to demolish vacant, abandoned, blighted or nuisance structures.  Under the program guidelines set by County Council, each community seeking funding is asked to identify one or more target areas with a demonstrable need for demolition, identify a plan to redevelop the vacant land resulting from demolitions, and show that its proposed demolitions will improve housing quality or strengthen its housing market. Isolated vacant properties with significant demolition needs can also be considered on a “spot” basis.

Communities may choose to manage their own demolitions, or make arrangements for the County Land Bank to manage some or all of their funded demolitions.  For more information and application forms, communities may email demofund@cuyahogacounty.us or call Paul Herdeg, Development Administrator, at (216) 443-7257.