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Cleveland Neighborhood Progress awards community development grants

(Plain Press, April 2017)                Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’ Strategic Investment Initiative awards for the 2017-2020 funding cycle will go to twelve Community Development Corporations in the city. A total of $4.2 million was awarded in nine grants. Three of the grants involved collaborative efforts. On the West Side of Cleveland, three grants were awarded. Detroit … Continue reading

Metro West celebrates its annual meeting & introduces its new logo

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2017)        The Metro West Community Development Office’s annual meeting on January 26th began with Managing Director Adam Stalder talking about the organization’s new name and how happy he is not to have to say Stockyard, Clark Fulton, Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office anymore. The meeting ended with Stalder unveiling … Continue reading

Poverty growth in Cleveland neighborhoods continues

CHILD POVERTY GROWS IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS SERVED BY PLAIN PRESS by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October, 2016)       Despite the many community development projects in Cleveland neighborhoods, the poverty rate in Cleveland was estimated to be higher in 2012 than it was in the year 2000. The 2000 Census listed the poverty rate in Cleveland at … Continue reading

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Panel discusses role of changing demographics on Republican Party’s election prospects

  (Plain Press, August 2016) On July 20, while the Republican National Convention was in session in downtown Cleveland, a panel discussion at Moncho’s Bar & Grill at 2317 Denison Avenue examined what the latest demographic data and recent polling have to say about the prospects of the Republican Party winning over a majority of … Continue reading

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Permanent Supportive Housing proposed for former Brooklyn YMCA building

by Chuck Hoven   (Plain Press, July 2016) The Cleveland Housing Network in partnership with Eden Inc. hopes to secure financing to build permanent supportive housing for the homeless at the site of the former Brooklyn YMCA at 3881 Pearl Road. The proposal hinges on securing Low Income Tax Credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. … Continue reading

Race to the Max runners race through the EcoVillage

(Plain Press, May 2016) Runners and their supporters filled campus of Max Hayes High School on Saturday, April 16th for the annual Race to the Max.  The Race to the Max, held each year for the past four years by Friends of Max Hayes and the Westside Industrial Retention and Expansion Network (WIRE-Net), raises funds … Continue reading

Plans presented for major work on Clark Avenue

(Plain Press, May 2016) Residents attending an April 20th meeting at Clark Recreation Center learned of plans to rehabilitate Clark Avenue from Lorain Avenue (W. 90th and Clark) eastward to W. 41st. Plans designed by the firm Arcadis Design & Consultancy call for the 8-million-dollar rehabilitation project to be divided into four segments. The work … Continue reading