Building Better Neighborhoods, a NewsChannel 5 initiative will kick off its newest project on March 24 with anchors Danita Harris, Chris Flanagan, Lee Jordan, Leon Bibb and Tracy Carloss visiting 25 communities in 25 days in 5 separate Northeast Ohio counties.
LAKEWOOD, Ohio - The Greater Cleveland Habitat celebrated Saturday morning with many special friends and volunteers who have worked side by side to construct a home and create a brighter future for the Simmons Family.
Lamar and Danitica Simmons are the parents of five young children, aged 13 and younger. Lamar works at a local bank and Danitica is a full-time, stay-at-home mom. They are actively involved with Habitat and have celebrated dedications, social events and other occasions.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity partnered with the City of Lakewood, Wells Fargo, Neighborhood Housing Services, and First Federal of Lakewood to build a new home on Lakewood Avenue in Lakewood.
The site of the home, on an important and highly visible residential corner, had been vacant for many years.
With funding provided by the City of Lakewood, Habitat was able to build a new home which complements the existing elements of the residential neighborhood.
Cleveland Habitat has made a major shift in fulfilling its affordable mission by focusing on more cost-effective rehabs that are strategically located on two streets in Cleveland as an effort to build sustainable neighborhoods.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has announced that $10,118,750 in Hardest Hit Funds (HHF) have been awarded to Cuyahoga County to demolish vacant and abandoned properties.
Purple Heart homes will hold a Mission Complete Ceremony to welcome Army veteran Demond Taylor and his wife to their new home.
Iraq Veteran Demond Taylor got quite the surprise Thursday afternoon. His new home on Avondale Road was filled with brand new furniture from Kronheim's.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine awarded more than $3.8 million in additional demolition grants to 87 Ohio counties to help the counties tear down vacant and abandoned homes caused by the foreclosure crisis.
Fairport Harbor leaders hope a little holiday spirit will help lead them to future business opportunities.
Two families have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity gave thanks to its volunteers at its annual volunteer recognition meeting.
Business executives Chris Zito and Ed Crawford were given Our Lady of the Wayside's highest honor for their service to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Cleveland Skylift announced phase one of its cable car plan, linking the newly proposed Hilton Cleveland Convention Center hotel with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Center.