Approximately 22,000 houses in Cuyahoga County were vacant in the last quarter of 2014, according to United States Postal Service data compiled by NEO CANDO and analyzed by the Thriving Communities Institute of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Surprising, the number is nearly the same in 2014 as it was in 2010.
Abandoned and vacant homes across Cuyahoga County, specifically in Cleveland’s inner-ring suburbs, were the topic of a recent story by the Northeast Ohio Media Group. The story provides some insight into local governments’ strategies for addressing blight and gives an overview of the demolition versus renovation debate for the suburbs’ abandoned properties.
Read: Years after housing crisis subsides, Cleveland suburbs battle scourge of abandoned homes: The House Next Door (photos, videos)
The Northeast Ohio Media Group is also using NEO CANDO data to provide readers with tables of residential vacancies and annual foreclosure filings per Cuyahoga County city between 2010 and 2014. From here, readers can compare the number of vacant or foreclosed properties across the county or find the number of “potentially problem homes” in their city.
You can find additional information about Cuyahoga County neighborhoods in our NEO CANDO data systems, available online at neocando.case.edu and accessible with free registration.