In February we reported on the various challenges to nuisance property legislation across the country.

In a recent development, the city of Bedford, OH agreed to stop enforcing their nuisance ordinance as a result of a federal lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.

To view the press release from the OHIO ACLU, please click here
To view a report from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, please click here
To view a follow-up report from the Cleveland Plain Dealer discussing the overall issue, please click here.

As a reference;

Enterprise Community Partners  issued a guide in 2001 titled, “Solving Chronic Nuisance Problems: A Guide for Neighborhood Leaders”. To access, please click here

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has an informational “tip sheet” for nuisance properties ordinance. To access, please click here.