Neighborhood Progress strives to protect the assets of greater Cleveland’s rich neighborhood fabric through innovation, investigation and policy reform.

We have remained steadfast and dedicated to stemming the damaging wake of vacancies and blight left behind from the foreclosure crisis and severe economic downturn.

Our Neighborhood Stabilization Team provides technical and tactical assistance to community development professionals in the areas hardest hit by this economic crisis. The Neighborhood Stabilization Team utilizes a web-based data application hosted by Case Western Reserve University’s NEO CANDO data system as a “one-stop shop” for county-wide property data. Our expert, legally-trained staff helps community development staff navigate through the pitfalls of toxic-titled, abandoned property that threaten community assets and investments to return them to beneficial use.

Our Vacant and Abandoned Property Action Council, chaired by Neighborhood Progress, operates as a “think tank” by bringing together representatives from key institutions and organizations that deal with issues related to prevention and reclamation of abandoned property in Cuyahoga County. The mission of the Council is to provide leadership and encourage collaboration and coordination of resources and programming. As a result of the Council’s effort and determination, procedural changes have been made that create faster access to more accurate and complete information and resolution of problems related to the destabilization of neighborhoods.


  • Case Western Reserve University
  • City of Cleveland Mayor’s Office
  • Cleveland City Council
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • Cleveland Municipal Housing Court
  • Cleveland State University
  • Cuyahoga County Executive’s Office
  • Cuyahoga County Foreclosure Prevention Program
  • Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation
  • Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Cuyahoga County Department of Development
  • Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office
  • Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation
  • Fannie Mae
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • First Suburbs Consortium
  • The George Gund Foundation
  • The Mandel Foundation
  • Thriving Communities Institute
  • Ohio Attorney General’s Office