Foreclosures in Cuyahoga County Communities, 2007
August 23, 2007
Foreclosures have become a major problem in Cuyahoga County, across Ohio and the nation. Policy Matters Ohio previously reported that the county has led the state in foreclosure filings per person. This August 2007 report documents the number of filings in the county by municipality in the first half of 2007. Filings remain concentrated in the City of Cleveland. However, they are growing across the county; filings increased from the same period a year earlier in 38 of the county’s 59 political subdivisions. Maple Heights and East Cleveland rank highest among municipalities in foreclosure filings per person, followed by Cleveland. Inner-ring suburbs together account for 35 percent of the filings in the county. Filings are growing as fast in the outer suburbs as in the inner ring. While this study does not contain a comprehensive list of all foreclosure filings in the county, it covers the vast bulk of filings and those for which geographic information is readily available.