VPRN-Cleveland-Case-Study-2014In May 2014, the Vacant Property Research Network (VPRN) of Virginia Tech released the report “Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Ohio: A Resilient Region’s Responses to Reclaiming Vacant Properties” as part of a series concerning approaches to reclaiming vacant properties in Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Baltimore. Michael Schramm, a researcher at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, is acknowledged as contributing to the report. The Center’s NEO CANDO (Northeast Ohio Community and Data for Organizing) information system and its Neighborhood Stabilization Team Web Application were used to provide data and maps for the report.

The report also includes an in-depth profile of NEO CANDO, including its history from its start at the Poverty Center to recent expansion under partnerships with other organizations such as Neighborhood Progress, Inc. NEO CANDO is cited as being valuable in helping agencies fight to prevent foreclosures in the region.

Download the report from VPRN.

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development is a research center at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, a graduate school of social work at Case Western Reserve University.

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