CNDC's Housing Committee, made up of members with practical experience in housing development, works to identify and solve critical housing issues that affect our neighborhoods. The committee helps produce and maintain a variety of housing choices for Cleveland residents by assessing existing programs, exploring new options and sharing ideas.
The Housing Committee meets every other month, on the fourth Wednesday. For further information and how to become a member, contact Lynn Friedel
Foreclosure prevention is a major concern in the Cleveland area. Two of our partners have programs to help those who have become victims of the foreclosure crisis.
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF GREATER CLEVELAND:
Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland (NHSGC) is an organization providing free, fair and unbiased information, programs and services to the residents of Greater Cleveland to assist residents in achieving, preserving and sustaining the American dream of home ownership. NHSGC is a NeighborWorks organization, one of the originally chartered members of NeighborWorks America. It is a network of over 230 organizations, working in nearly 4,400 urban, suburban and rural communities nationwide. To continue to make access to NHSGC's programs and services easier for residents, they can now apply in the privacy of their own homes and receive a response from NHSGC within approximately 24 hours. The site for access is www.nhscleveland.org/intake/ Further information regarding other services can be found at www.nhscleveland.org. They may also be contacted at 216-458-HOME (4663).
ESOP: EMPOWERING AND STRENGTHENING OHIO'S PEOPLE
ESOP is a non-profit certified housing counseling agency. Their main focus is to stabilize and strengthen communities. They stabilize through foreclosure prevention programs and strengthen by developing local leaders and organizing area residents around important issues affecting their neighborhoods. ESOP has ten offices across Ohio committed to helping urban, suburban and rural homeowners. Two of those offices can be found in Cleveland. The main office is located at 3631 Perkins Avenue and they can be reached at 216-361-0718. The other office is located in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood at the Westside Housing Center located at 6604 Detroit Avenue. Their phone number is 216-961-4242, ext. 266. More information can be found on their website at esop-cleveland.org.
On June 14, 2012, CNDC co-sponsored a Tax Foreclosure and Land Banking Workshop. Other sponsors included Cleveland City Council, Cuyahoga County and City and County Land Banks. For a synopsis of the presentation, click here.