Number of Vacant Homes in Cuyahoga County Peaks Despite Dropping Foreclosure Rate

The foreclosure rate has continued to decline in Northeast Ohio, however with that good news comes some bad news. Despite the lower foreclosure rate, the number of vacant homes continues to increase. The latest data from Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing (NEO CANDO) and Case Western Reserve University indicates that Cuyahoga County is peaking at 26,453 vacant home.

A large number of the total number of vacant homes comes from the city of Cleveland itself, which now has 15,755 vacant homes, according to data from U.S. Postal Service records.

As for the suburbs with the most empty houses, those would include East Cleveland, Euclid and Parma.

Vacant homes are a problem because they promote crime in neighborhoods.