Fix'm Up or Tear'm Down
October 11, 2021
CLASH demands that the city of Cleveland take four steps to remove these superspreader homes from the neighborhoods.
Re-placard all of the houses on the State’s Poisoned House list. In 2018, it took a court order to force the Department of Public Health to placard all the poisoned houses. At the time, it was ordered that houses be checked annually to assure that signage was still posted.
Relocate families living in placarded houses as provided for in Section 240.09 (d) of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Cleveland.
File a complaint against each property owner who has failed to comply with an outstanding Lead Hazard Control Order. Cleveland Housing Court can determine the appropriate remedy to the problem.
Where owners fail to respond to a court summons, file a receivership action under ORC 3767.41 or and ask the court to appoint a receiver to determine if the house can be rehabilitated or must be safely demolished according to RRP standards. Local CDC’s should be given first priority for appointment of a receiver.