Frank Ford, Senior Vice President for Research & Development
This Warrensville High grad earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Kenyon College and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University after a stint as the Cleveland Institute of Art’s woodshop director. Frank is a former community development corporation executive director and litigated the test case that introduced Ohio’s Public Nuisance Receivership statute. He is also proud to have authored one of the first US studies on racial disparity in small business lending and cofounded the Vacant and Abandoned Property Action Council, which has become a primary venue for City/County collaboration in responding to the area’s struggles with foreclosure and abandonment.
During his tenure at Neighborhood Progress, Frank led the nationally recognized Quantum Leap Program and created the innovative Land Assembly and Neighborhood Stabilization Teams. He presently heads up the organizations foreclosure response, including applied research on program design and policy reforms related to foreclosures and neighborhood stabilization.
Frank has developed a reputation as a community activist to be sure, but many don’t know that he has also developed fluency in three instruments: (fiddle, mandolin, and guitar).
You can contact Frank Ford at 216.453.1456 or email@example.com