Tuesday, July 29, 2008

New Eviction Notification Program Established in Cuyahoga County

Beginning in August, a new eviction notification program will notify tenants residing within Cuyahoga County, Ohio that their rental property is undergoing foreclosure proceedings. The program, established through the efforts of the Department of Development of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services, Cleveland Tenants Organization, Cleveland Mediation Center, Case Western Reserve University, United Way of Greater Cleveland and Policy Matters Ohio, will match foreclosure filings with residential rental properties located within Cuyahoga County. Cleveland Tenants Organization will then send letters notifying the tenants of these properties of the foreclosure proceedings. Tenants facing eviction will also be offered local resources for assistance in finding new housing. The program may offer assistance to landlords facing foreclosure in an effort to prevent the eviction and displacement of tenants. The program is also seeking funding to provide financial aid to tenants facing eviction.

For additional information, see Brian Albrecht’s article on Cleveland.com
. For further information regarding the program, see Cleveland Tenants Organization website or contact the organization at (216) 432-0614.

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