Demolishing abandoned homes: Watch ‘Between the Lines’

Matt Westerhold
Aug 10, 2012

 

Guests on the program this week include former Cuyahoga County Treasurer Jim Rokakis, who is now the director of Thriving Communities Institute, which supports land bank programs across the state. The state recently awarded Erie County almost $473,000 to demolish abandoned structures on blighted properties.

Two excellent clues were provided during the live program today for the chance to win two Cedar Point tickest, so you have a much better chance of winning if you were in the interactive audience chatroom at 1 p.m. For information on the winner go here.  

 

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Jim Rokakis directs the Thiving Communities Institute which is a program of the amazing Western Reserve Land Conservancy, which has permanently protected something like 30,000 acres.

Thriving Communities is "...working with communities and organizations throughout the region to transform vacant and unproductive properties into new opportunities to attract economic growth, add green space to our cities and support safe, beautiful neighborhoods. " They say, "...an important focus of Thriving Communities is to establish and support county land banks throughout our region."

 Jim appeared in the Decmber 18, 2012 60 Minutes episode, There Goes the Neighborhood.