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Housing experts work to address Cleveland’s housing issues

Kevin J. Nowak, Executive Director of CHN Housing Network, was one of the panelists at a Brown Bag Forum held at Cleveland State University’s College of Urban Affairs on September 27th titled “How should American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds address housing issues in Cleveland.” The forum was sponsored by the Ohio Fair Lending Coalition … Continue reading

New owner of the Variety Theater shares her vision for its future

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, September 10, 2022; Variety Theater, W. 118th & Lorain Avenue: Westown Executive Director Rose Zitello says the Variety Theater has new ownership. The new owner, Kelly Flamos, former co-owner of Mahall’s in Lakewood, is working on the restoration of the entire building with hopes of opening the theater as a … Continue reading

Tremont residents should examine how to maintain a diverse neighborhood

Tremont residents should examine how to maintain a diverse neighborhood by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2022)  Tremont residents should be encouraged to participate in Ideastream’s Justin Glanville My Changing Neighborhood discussions where there is an examination of how to maintain a diverse neighborhood when gentrification is occurring.    The Tremont neighborhood could use some … Continue reading

MetroHealth shares preliminary plans for senior citizen housing project and police station

MetroHealth shares preliminary plans for senior citizen housing project and police station (Plain Press, October 2022)  At a September 22nd community meeting at the BridgeCLE/Family Ministry Center on Fulton Road, MetroHealth Medical Center’s CCH Development Corporation shared its plans for a new senior housing project to be built at W. 25th and Trowbridge Avenue along … Continue reading

New Neighborhood Housing Court Kiosk opens at the South Branch Library

New Neighborhood Housing Court Kiosk opens at the South Branch Library by Bruce Checefsky Plain Press, August 2022        Cleveland Housing Court and Cleveland Public Library have teamed up to bring the court to the community. Starting this month, the new Neighborhood Housing Court Kiosk at the South Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, located at … Continue reading

Open House for Grand Opening of Edna House Campus

Books, buses and the unexpected – tips for the new school year

Books, buses and the unexpected – tips for the new school year by Tonya Sams Plain Press, August 2022        August is here and we will soon hear the ringing of school bells. But preparing for the new year is more than just buying clothes and supplies – it is also about preparing for new situations … Continue reading

Renovation updates for Cleveland Public Library’s branches and StoryWalk introduced at Carnegie West Branch

Renovation updates for Cleveland Public Library’s branches and StoryWalk introduced at Carnegie West Branch by Bruce Checefsky Plain Press, July 20220                             Cleveland Public Library (CPL) ranked fourth among America’s Star Libraries, earning a prestigious Five-Star rating from the Library Journal, the oldest and most respected publication covering library service. The Library Journal index, published annually, compares … Continue reading

Cleveland City Council passes new tax abatement legislation

Cleveland City Council passes new tax abatement legislation Plain Press, July 20220                             At a special meeting held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Cleveland City Council passed legislation that will restructure the City of Cleveland’s tax abatement policy.       A press release immediately following the meeting from Cleveland City Council Chief of Communications Joan Mazzolini explains the new … Continue reading

How to address lead paint and other conditions in rental properties

by Tonya Sams Plain Press, July 20220                             When housing conditions are endangering your family, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by worry and fear.      One common problem is the presence of lead in older homes. Most homes built prior to 1978 used paint that contained lead.       Children exposed to lead poisoning may suffer from learning and behavioral … Continue reading

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