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Cuyahoga County Land Bank Makes Homes Available to Veterans at a Discount

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 6:55 PM

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Cuyahoga County Council members Sonny Simon, left, and David Greenspan. (Nick Castele / ideastream)

Veterans in Cuyahoga County are now able to receive a special discount of up to 20 percent when buying a home, or lease a house to eventually own it -- all through the Cuyahoga County Land Bank.

Veterans in Cuyahoga County are now able to receive a special 20 percent discount when buying a home, or lease a house to eventually own it—all through the Cuyahoga County Land Bank.

That’s the thrust of a new program announced Tuesday called HomeFront-Cuyahoga County.

Council Member Sonny Simon says it’s one more effort geared at helping communities recover from the housing crisis.

“It’s a win-win situation for the community as well, because it helps rehouse their neighborhoods and make them vibrant,” Simon said.

Council is putting $100,000 toward the program over the next two years, budgeted from unused funds from the county Veterans Service Commission. The Land Bank is matching that grant.

Story by ideastream’s Nick Castele.

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