Collinwood/nottingham Village Dev Corp

Let's prevent burglaries this summer

Summer should be about fun and the sun. Unfortunately, summer can also mean an increase in crime. Below are a few steps you can take to help prevent burglaries and keep your neighborhood safe:

  • Close and lock all first floor windows before you leave your home and/or go to bed. (Close ALL windows before you leave.)
  • Don’t leave your housekeys under the doormat, in an unlocked garage, etc. Doing so can invite unwanted guests.
  • Don’t leave garbage cans and ladders under windows (this helps burglars climb into windows!) Also, always store your ladder/s in a secured location such as a locked garage.
  • If you purchase a big ticket item like a big screen TV or computer, tear the box into pieces and put it in a garbage bag for garbage day. Putting an intact box on your tree lawn can let ne’er-do-wells know you have something worth stealing…
  •  Don’t put that new big screen TV right in front of your picture window (or put up curtains). Again, you don’t want to advertise that you have nice things that a crook might want!
  • Turn on exterior lights at night. Lighting can deter burglars.
  • Look out for your neighbors. If you see something that does not “look or feel right”, call the Police at 216-621-1234. 

For information on joining or creating a blockwatch or to schedule a free home safety audit, call Greg Pollard at 216-383-9772 or e-mail him at Greg is the Safety Coordinator for Ward 11.

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Volume 2, Issue 8, Posted 10:05 AM, 07.20.2010

CNVDC can help connect businesses, people, and properties

Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation (CNVDC) launched its new website this spring and we continue to add features to make it more robust and user-friendly.

We now list residential and commercial properties available for rent and will provide one-on-one assistance to business owners who want to start or grow a business in the South Collinwood/Nottingham Villages area.

Check out Commercial properties are listed under “Business Opportunities” and residential properties are listed under “Housing Opportunities”. 

For personalized business assistance, call Yolanda at 216-383-9772 or e-mail her at  For help finding the perfect CNVDC owned rental home call Jayme at 216-383-9772 or e-mail her at

We also welcome your suggestions for our website.


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Volume 2, Issue 8, Posted 12:43 PM, 07.15.2010

PNC Bank teams with CNVDC to make an abandoned building viable again

National City Bank (NCB) has always prided itself on being "your neighborhood bank". They have been a pillar of South Collinwood for longer than I care to remember, located at 979 East 152nd. They have stood as a neighborhood institution at the Five Points Intersection serving residents of Collinwood and offering banking services to more people than we can count over the years. When we heard the rumors about another bank coming in to purchase NCB, the neighborhood thought we were going to lose yet another staunch supporter. This has not proven to be the case. Now that they are a part of PNC, the previous NCB commitment will only grow stronger with increased support for valuable programs, from neighborhood causes to schools and business associations.
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Volume 2, Issue 6, Posted 10:47 AM, 06.03.2010

Apply for the 2010 Paint Voucher Program!

Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation (CNVDC) is currently taking applications for the 2010 Cleveland Paint Voucher Program.  Eligible applicants may receive vouchers for up to $400.00 in free paint and supplies.   

To Qualify:Must be a low or moderate-income family (see income guidelines below). The applicant may be the owner or tenant, however, he/she must reside in the South Collinwood house being painted. If the applicant is a tenant, he/she must get signed permission from the owner to participate in the program. Must attend a Lead Safe Work Practice Class.

2010 Income Guidelines: Family Size of 1:36,300 2: $41,500 3: $46,650 4: $51,850 5: $56,000 6: $60,150 7:$64,300 8: $68,450.           

To Apply: 1. Get an application by calling CNVDC at 216-383-9772 or online at 2. Complete the application and submit ALL required documentation by August 1, 2010. Painting must be done within 30 days of application approval. 3.Required documentation: proof of ownership, proof of income, etc.  Call 216-383-9772 for details. 4. $60 refundable deposit due upon admission to the program. The $60 will be refunded to you upon passing the final inspection of the paint job by a City of Cleveland Lead Assessor. Please note that assistance covers paint and supplies only. You will be responsible for painting your home, once approved. Your house must be in good repair to qualify for the paint program. If you have other housing repair needs, call CNVDC or go online at for information on other housing assistance programs available to Cleveland homeowners.

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Volume 2, Issue 6, Posted 3:35 PM, 05.25.2010

Collinwood has a new Community Organizer & Safety Coordinator

As a former Police Officer of 34 years, Greg Pollard is utilizing his prior experience to track crime, as well as work with the community to prevent future crime in Collinwood. Greg has been a friend of the Ward 11 community for a long time.  He graduated from Collinwood High School and lives in the Collinwood community with his family. During his tenure with the Cleveland Police Department, Greg worked in the Ward 11 Police Mini Station and has worked with City Council Members on a wide variety of safety related issues. Greg looks forward to serving Ward 11 in this new capacity. 

How this new program can help you:You can get free safety audits of your home or business!·You can get help/advice on starting or reviving a block watch club.· Your block club can schedule presentations on a variety of topics related to neighborhood safety/quality of life/public participation.

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Volume 2, Issue 6, Posted 1:22 PM, 06.03.2010

Check out for South Collinwood News!

Check out for info and news about South Collinwood! The Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation (CNVDC) has a new website!  The site,, was launched last month and features newly rehabbed homes for sale, assistance for home repair projects, and more. We hope you will check out and let us know what you think.  As with everything, the website is a work in progress and your thoughts/input would be very much appreciated.

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Volume 2, Issue 5, Posted 10:58 AM, 05.06.2010

Emergency housing help for seniors

Emergency Housing Help for Seniors:The Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation (CNVDC) wanted to let everyone know about two new programs available to help seniors who live in Cleveland. Cuyahoga County Senior Guest House Ohio’s first Senior Guest House is one of a dozen sites of its kind in the United States.  It is designed as a temporary safe residence for older persons 60+ who must leave their home or apartment due to circumstances such as fire, structural damage, and eviction or strained family relationships. The Senior Guest House can accommodate up to eight residents at one time. Guests must live in Cuyahoga County and must be able to manage the activities of daily living without assistance. For admission criteria and referrals to the Senior Guest House contact Fairhill Partners at 216-421-1350 or 216-496-5604. The Senior Guest House is a demonstration and collaborative effort between Fairhill Partners, Cuyahoga County Department of Senior & Adult Services and the City of Cleveland Department of Aging. You can also call CNVDC at 216-383-9772 for more information.

Homeless Prevention Program for Cleveland Seniors: This federally-funded program, administered through the City of Cleveland, Department of Aging, is to provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless without it. The City of Cleveland has a commitment to assisting Cleveland Seniors who are at risk of becoming homeless.  The Homelessness Prevention Program consists of :

  • Assessing your current situation to determine your level of need
  • Providing case management to help coordinate needed services
  • Working with Seniors to achieve a sustainable living arrangement
  • Request limited financial assistance if program requirements are met
For an assessment and/or more information, contact Susan at the City of Cleveland, Department of Aging at 216-420-7673.  This program is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and administered through HUD's Homelessness Prevention and Rapid ReHousing Program (HPRP).  You can also call CNVDC at 216-383-9772 for more information.

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Volume 2, Issue 5, Posted 10:58 AM, 05.06.2010

Neighborhood Connections: It's all about the relationships

Take a class and green up your winter!

OSU Extension-Cuyahoga County is now enrolling residents interested in learning the skills to grow food, build communities, and engage in the local food movement with two training programs in winter 2010.


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Volume 1, Issue 6, Posted 10:02 AM, 12.10.2009

Collinwood Christmas Memories

I lived in Collinwood for many years as a child growing up on Royal Road and then raising a family here also. Working for the Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation for the past few years, has kept me close and truly in touch with the area. Even though I have moved from the neighborhood, I still belong to Holy Redeemer Church and my family and and spiritual roots are so deeply embedded here, I will always feel connected to Collinwood. 

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Volume 1, Issue 6, Posted 10:02 AM, 12.10.2009

City of Cleveland Citizens Survey

Completed surveys may be dropped off at Collinwood Nottingham Village Development Corporation, Famicos Ward 10 office, Northeast Shores, or mailed to:

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Volume 1, Issue 5, Posted 10:20 AM, 11.19.2009