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November 21, 2011

On The Road Ahead: Cleveland

Land Bank President Gus Frangos looks at a map of 15,000 foreclosures in Cleveland

CBC News journalist Paul Hunter recently visited Cleveland to investigate how the city is combating the ongoing foreclosure crisis. Hunter met with Gus Frangos, president of the Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation (often known as the Land Bank), who illustrated the severity of the situation with a map showing the more than 15,000 properties in Cleveland suffering foreclosure, generated with data from the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development's NEO CANDO (Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing).

Watch the video "On the Road Ahead: Cleveland" from November 14, 2011 at CBC News The National or below.

The story discusses how the Land Bank is fighting the foreclosure blight by demolishing vacant and condemned homes. Data and maps from NEO CANDO are used to help decision-making by the Land Bank and other agencies in Northeast Ohio.

Read more in our previous blog updates:
Cleveland Could Hold the Future of the Foreclosure Crisis: Demolition
Land Bank Making a Difference
BofA Donates Then Demolishes Houses to Cut Glut