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Neighborhood Vision 2025

Mitigate Impacts of Vacancy & Environmental Health Issues

Blighted, vacant properties pose safety hazards, erode the health of local housing markets, decrease surrounding property values, and reduce local tax revenue. Substandard housing conditions are a social justice issue and can be associated with a wide range of health conditions, including respiratory infections, asthma, lead poisoning, and negatively impact mental health. Actions in this area will undoubtedly rely on strong partnerships with local nonprofits, social services, and healthcare professionals to facilitate new housing improvement, mitigation, and assistance programs.

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Mitigate Impacts of Vacancy & Environmental Health Issues


Create A Distressed Property Intervention Program for Residents Looking To Improve Their Homes

Over two-thirds of MidTown’s housing is frame construction and rated in “fair” or worse condition by the City. Help residents improve and maintain current housing stock by connecting residents to resources available through Local, County, and State programs.

Near-Term Actions


Explore partnerships with existing hazard mitigation programs in NE Ohio / State/ National (e.g. Healthy Homes - Environmental Health Watch program).

Partner with City of Cleveland Lead Safe Housing Program - Promote programs at community events.

Identify communication tools and marketing needed to efficiently connect residents to resources.

Type of Action

Research & Advocacy

Looking For

Residents & Property-Owners