CDBG funds are federal funds issued through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The City of Cleveland's CDBG allocations are estimated for 2013 at $24.7 million. This represents the lowest allocation in the program's 39-year history.
Department of Building & Housing
Total demolitions in the City of Cleveland (City/County) for the 6 year period from 2006 - 2012 were 8,828. Per the 2010 census there were an estimated 113,000 housing structures (excluding 94,000 multi-family units (45.4%)). The 8,828 demolitions to-date, represent approximately 5.0 to 7.0% of the housing single-family stock. Note that the population of Cleveland decreased by 81,000 for the decade 2000 -2010, from 478,000 to 397,000.
The City recovered $700,000 from just three property owners related to nuisance abatements. There are an additional 92 properties that the City is pursuing owners to recoup $219,000 in demolition costs.
Building & Housing's software, the Accela Automation System was upgraded in 2012 with one noteworthy accomplishment of rental registration data and certificate of disclosure information incorporated into the system.