Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity celebrated its 173rd house dedication Saturday after they handed over the keys to a fully refurbished Habitat home on East 84th Street to Julia Jones and her two sons Terrell and Dominic.
Thirteen homeowners on Colfax Road in Cleveland have been issued home renovation grants as part of a comprehensive plan to improve the neighborhood.
Lorain is identifying and grading every single vacant house in this city of nearly 70,000 people.
With federal, state and local grants, the city of Lorain is tearing down 150 houses this year.
Twelve community gardens are being planted on June 4 at the Parma Area Family to Family Collaborative on Snow Road in Parma.
Dozens of students at Lincoln West are given the opportunity to plant vegetables and learn a lesson about teamwork and the environment.
How can you help build better neighborhoods? Follow the link below to see a list of local organizations that are helping make a difference where you live -- and how you can join their volunteer efforts: Helping Build Better Neighborhoods
An Open Letter to Northeast Ohio
NewsChannel5 and newsnet5.com are launching a major project. It’s called “Building Better Neighborhoods.” This project was developed to help improve living conditions in Northeast Ohio.
With an estimated 30,000+ vacant and condemned homes in Northeast Ohio we believe a serious and intentional plan is necessary to improve our neighborhoods. Some of these homes have been standing idle for years, due in part to inefficient government and a severe lack of funding for demolition and renovation.
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, these vacant homes have cost Northeast Ohio $1 billion in lost property value and tens of millions of dollars in lost property taxes in just the last five years. In one way or another this affects everyone living in Northeast Ohio.
NewsChannel 5 and newsnet5.com are determined identify solutions to help solve this major problem. Our goal is to create true, measureable change for our area.
Stay tuned. There’s much more to come.
Make your community more vibrant by using this Building Better Neighborhoods volunteer toolkit. It's packed with resources on how to organize your own neighborhood clean-up, how to create a block club, select officers, work with your city leaders.