Archive for ‘housing’

BBC Secures funding for more affordable Housing in Kinsman

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Congratulations to the Burten, Bell, Carr development team who secured one of the coveted tax-credits awards to finance their project to build affordable housing on vacant lots on Colfax Road and Minnie Street. 36 two- and three-story homes will be built for rent, and then eventually for purchase. This is a great opportunity for the whole organization and for the community!

Read about BBC’s project and the other winners in the Cleveland area Here!

Check out this month’s Live Cleveland e-Newsletter!

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Check out the June Live Cleveland e-Newsletter which features a new home for sale in the Central neighborhood!

Bring in the summer in a new home in Central!

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017


Summer means graduation parties, holiday cook outs, and family reunions.  Hot summer nights are great for relaxing on your porch or deck.  Wouldn’t it be nice to bring in the summer in a new home?  BBC has four homes for sale in the St. John’s Village West development.  In this neighborhood, BBC has built over 50 homes in the last 5 years.  Buying a new home on Stanley Tolliver Avenue means that you will be surrounded by other residents who have made the Central neighborhood their permanent home.  Each home has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and spacious porches for enjoying summer with family and friends.

You can host all your family gatherings this summer in a brand new house! For more information, please contact Joy Johnson or Jason Minter at 216-341-1455 or view the listing here.

Community Housing Resource Fair

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Interested in learning about successful keys to searching for a house? The Northeast Ohio Fair Housing Collaborative is sponsoring a Community Housing Resource Fair.

Saturday, November 9th

10:00a.m.-12 noon

Trinity Commons – Cathedral Hall

2230 Euclid Avenue

Topics covered:

  • How to find a good landlord
  • How to recognize housing discrimination
  • Finding the perfect rental with an imperfect record
  • Protecting tenants in foreclosure
  • Your rights as a tenant with a disability

Light refreshments will be served, while many housing organizations will be available to answer any questions.

For more information, contact Doris Honsa – 216-361-9240 or

Registration is not required. The program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Parking is available in rear of the building.

Ribbon Cutting Event at St. John’s Village West

Friday, August 24th, 2012

BBC and our partners hosted a Ribbon Cutting event for St. John’s Village West – Family Homes Thursday August 23, 2012 on E. 39th St.

On a bright and sunny afternoon, with over 100 residents in attendance, we gave a first look at the largest single family home development this year in  Cleveland.  St. John’s Village West – Family Homes is a newly created housing development of 40 homes which are designed to be Lease – to – Purchase for first time homeowners in the Central Community. This project transformed one of the hardest hit areas of the mortgage and financial crisis to a beautiful quiet residential neighborhood close to public transportation, schools,  the Sterling Branch Library, as well as downtown.

In attendance were our project partners: PNC Bank, Pirhl Developers, and Cleveland Housing Network, local government officials; Mayor Frank Jackson, Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland, and a representative from Senator Sherrod Brown’s Office, not to mention our new and existing residents of the neighborhood including; The Love family (one of the first family’s to join SJVW), and Mr. Larry Jones II.

We are very excited about the completion of construction in the neighborhood, which should be happening within the next month or two, and are very grateful to all who attended.

Thank you for your continued support.


BBC to build 40 new homes in Central’s St. John’s Village-West!

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Hot off the presses…BBC’s St. John’s Village West Family Homes is afforded $350,000 in HDAP from OHFA.  For the complete article click this link:

Fight Back! Save Your Neighborhood!

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Fight Back! Save Your Neighborhood!

Learn about things YOU can do to stop foreclosures, blight, and decay!

Neighborhood Connections and Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP) invite you to learn practical and effective ways to stem the tide of foreclosures and to fight decay and blight in your neighborhood.

Thursday, September 30th -6pm to 9pm

Trinity Commons 2230 Euclid Avennue (Free Parking off Prospect Avenue)

RSVP by 9/23/10 by visiting or by calling 216.925.4901

FREE and OPEN to the public


Save Our Homes Summit

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray is hosting a Save Our Homes Foreclosure Summit.  The event will be held: 

Day:  Tuesday, August 24th

Location:  Ohio Department of Transportation – 1980 West Broad St., Columbus, Oh 43223

Time:  9:30a-4:00p

 Housing counselors, community advocates come out and learn more about Ohio’s plan for the Federal Hardest Hit Plan, new strategies for mediation, Save the Dream update, financial reform bill and much more.  The agenda for this year’s progam can be found by clicking the on the file below:

  The event is open and FREE but space is limited.  Early registration is encouraged.  To register for the event, please click on the link below:

 If you have any questions about the event contact:

 Cornelius McGrady IV


Becoming A Homeowner Homebuying Seminar

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Fifth Third Bank Homebuying Seminar

When:  Tuesday, January 12th 2010

Where:  Euclid Public Library, 631 E. 222nd St. Euclid, OH 44123

Time:  6:30pm – 8:30pm

FREE Food Will Be Provided!!!

FREE Raffle for Prizes after the End of the Seminar

For more information, contact Phyllis Hart at 216.926.4795

Furnace Repairs for Senior Citizens

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Experts recommend that homeowners have a qualified heating professional inspect their furnace and heating system prior to the beginning of the winter season every year. A routine inspection can ensure that your furnace works efficiently and may even save your life by detecting health and safety hazards!

Beginning October 1, 2007 BBC will offer our Emergency Furnace Repair Program to qualified income eligible seniors who own and occupy their homes in Ward 5. Seniors must be at least 60 years old, and income cannot exceed $12,900 for a one-person household or $14,700 for a two person household. BBC can accommodate only a limited number of seniors this year so assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, or to request an application, please call BBC at 216.341.1455.