Foreclosures

The state's Stay At Home order has forced many people to lose their jobs or their source of income which means money can be tight when it comes time to pay rent. Gov. Mike DeWine is hinting at a possible announcement when it comes to evictions and foreclosures.

Picture of a vacant home being razed in Cleveland
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Ohio is not getting as much federal funding for vacant home demolition as expected. The state asked for $250 million but received just over $94 million. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown says that’s because Ohio officials botched the application.

photo of clear polycarbonate used to board up a vacant Cleveland home
KEVIN NIEDERMIER / WKSU

Some Cleveland city council members want to make it mandatory for vacant homes in the city to be boarded up with clear, high-strength polycarbonate rather than plywood.       

Photo of a blighted home in Cuyahoga County
WESTERN RESERVE LAND CONSERVANCY

A new report by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy shows the number of home foreclosures in Cuyahoga County continues to drop.

Property values in the county peaked in 2006 and then plummeted due to the effects of the recession.

The report also shows that recovery in the housing market has occurred at an uneven rate, especially in Cleveland’s east side.