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A Saturday outside of the West Side Market

  COVID-19 evictions could leave more women without a vote by Malcolm Burnley and Rachel Dissell, The Fuller Project  This story was originally published by The Fuller Project, a nonprofit newsroom reporting on issues that affect women. (Plain Press, September 2020)       Lynn Rodemann walked up the driveway, a mask fixed tightly to her face. A … Continue reading

“He Loves to Fight for all the Little Guys”

“He Loves to Fight for all the Little Guys” (Plain Press, September 2020)       After 30 years as a MetroHealth doctor, and a number of years before that serving as a community organizer, Doug Van Auken is set to retire. Doug Van Auken’s mission in life was perhaps best captured in that headline from a 1984 … Continue reading

NEOCH launches Mutual Aid Fund to support rapid responses to COVID-19 crisis

NEOCH launches Mutual Aid Fund to support rapid responses to COVID-19 crisis The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) launched a Mutual Aid Fund to provide support for grassroots, community-based responses to the COVID-19 crisis. NEOCH was inspired by Cleveland Pandemic Response (CPR), a group of local organizers and volunteers who launched a  community hub, … Continue reading

Ohioans facing eviction urge Gov. DeWine to issue a statewide eviction moratorium for residential tenants

Ohioans facing eviction urge Gov. DeWine to issue a statewide eviction moratorium for residential tenants Plain Press, May 2020      In March, the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) and a group of 80 organizations delivered a letter to Governor DeWine calling for a statewide residential eviction moratorium. Since then, over 700 people have signed the letter, … Continue reading

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless launches COVID-19 Emergency Homeless Response campaign

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless launches COVID-19 Emergency Homeless Response campaign (Plain Press, April 2020)    The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) has launched a COVID-19 Emergency Homeless Response campaign to swiftly act on the threat coronavirus poses to Cleveland’s homeless population. People experiencing homelessness are one of the most at-risk populations during the pandemic. … Continue reading

Talk of the Town Community Conversation at Franklin Circle Christian Church

Talk of the Town Community Conversation at Franklin Circle Christian Church by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, April 2020)    Providing affordable housing is a critical need as real estate development expansion continues in neighborhoods once considered low to moderate income like Ohio City and Tremont. To address the issue, Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) hosted the first … Continue reading

Reader weighs in with objections to coverage of Metanoia Project Shelter at Denison Avenue United Church of Christ

Reader weighs in with objections to coverage of Metanoia Project Shelter at Denison Avenue United Church of Christ To the Editor: (Plain Press, April 2020) Re: February 2020 Plain Press article by Bruce Checefsky titled “Neighbors and homeless advocates defend Denison Avenue United Church of Christ’s offering of hospitality to the homeless” To all, I … Continue reading

Neighbors and homeless advocates defend Denison Avenue United Church of Christ’s offering of hospitality to the homeless

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, January 18, 2020; Women’s March Cleveland 2020 Rally, Cleveland City Hall, E. 6th and Lakeside: Rosie Palfy and her boxer Blue protest Ward 11 Cleveland City Council Representative Dona Brady’s opposition to the use of Denison United Church of Christ as a Metanoia Project night time refuge from the cold … Continue reading

Residents express concern over impact of development on their neighborhoods and the city

Residents express concern over impact of development on their neighborhoods and the city by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2019)        At two recent community meetings, discussion addressed the lack of affordable housing and the prospects of current residents being able to afford to remain in their neighborhoods as property values and rents continue to … Continue reading

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