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Vacant Home Discussion Set For Tonight

The meeting, set for 7 p.m. at Ensemble Theatre, is open to all, but the discussion will focus on vacant homes in the Grant Deming Forest Hill Historic District and the Cain Park neighborhoods.

Residents are invited to a round table discussion about vacant homes in the area at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 27 at Ensemble Theatre, (in the former Coventry School.)

Zach Germaniuk, who works for Ferry Legal LLC in Rocky River handling business law and property law matters, will lead the discussion. The meeting will focus on the Grant Deming Forest Hill and Cain Park neighborhoods.

"Foreclosed, REO, and vacant properties can challenge neighborhood stability. Zach Germaniuk will talk about the ins-and-outs of foreclosure and how a home can become a 'bank walkaway.' He’ll lead us through a discussion about neighborhood strategies to proactively deal with problem properties," the Grant Deming Forest Hill Neighborhood Housing Task Force wrote.

During law school at Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Germaniuk held a fellowship with the Detroit-Shoreway Community Development Organization.

"During Zach’s fellowship, he confronted some of the worst remnants of the housing crisis, which formed the basis for his upper division paper 'Stalled Foreclosures and the Need for Positive Action,'" the GDFHN wrote. "You are all invited ... to discuss how we can work together as neighborhoods to proactively deal with (problem properties). Our presenter brings a lot of knowledge and ideas."

Garry Kanter November 28, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Is the city sponsoring this discussion? Is there an agenda?

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