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Homeless Stand Down provides a wealth of resources including haircuts for the homeless

(Plain Press, February 2018)      Homeless people from throughout Greater Cleveland gathered at Public Auditorium at East 6th and Lakeside on January 21st for the Homeless Stand Down led by Hands On Northeast Ohio.  Many individuals and families came away with duffle bags, nap sacks or garbage bags filled with supplies to help sustain them. Among … Continue reading

State funding supports housing programs for homeless Ohioans

(Plain Press, February 2018)       Government and nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga County were recipients of funding from the Ohio Development Services Agency to support shelters for the homeless and help homeless Ohioans find permanent housing. Grants from the Homeless Crisis Response Program are designed to help nonprofit and government agencies operate emergency shelters and quickly move … Continue reading

The NRP Group sponsors Habitat for Humanity home on W. 99th Street

    (Plain Press, December 2017)      A fully rehabbed Habitat for Humanity house at 2027 W. 99th Street is now providing a home for a local family. Sponsored by the NRP Group and dedicated at a ceremony on October 26, the house is now the new home of Marketta Ramos and her family. The NRP … Continue reading

ESOP receives Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builder Award

(Plain Press, December 2017)       On October 17th, Bank of America announced the selection of Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP) as a 2017 Neighborhood Builder®. ESOP, a HUD-approved housing and financial counseling nonprofit agency dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership, is being recognized for its work to foster financial stability among Ohio homeowners. Through Neighborhood … Continue reading

The Lofts at Lion Mills open with 36 units of affordable housing

(Plain Press, October 2017) At the September 14th ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lofts at Lion Mills, Detroit Shoreway Executive Director Jeff Ramsey said the building at 3256 W. 25th, built originally as Lion Knitting Mills, will now serve the community with 36 units of affordable housing. Speaking of the $10 million adaptive reuse of … Continue reading

Three area developments receive Housing Tax Credit Awards

(Plain Press, August 2017)   Three local development projects were among the recipients of Housing Tax Credit Awards announced by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency on July 19th. The Cleveland Housing Network received $1,049,500 in Housing Tax Credits and $300,000 in Housing Development Assistance Funds for the $12.8 million Emerald Alliance XI development which will create … Continue reading

Lou Tisler takes position in Washington D.C.

(Plain Press, August 2017)   Many Clevelanders now have a direct connection in Washington D.C. Lou Tisler, who served for 12 years as the Executive Director of Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland, announced via Linkedin that he has taken on a new position as Director of the Housing Counseling Network for the National Community Reinvestment … Continue reading

Father’s Day Historic Walking Tour honors the late Raymond Pianka

(Plain Press, July 2017)     Neighborhood residents and friends of the late Cleveland Housing Court Judge Raymond Pianka filled the atrium at the Gordon Square Arcade on Sunday, June 18th for the kickoff of a Father’s Day Walk in his honor. The Father’s Day Walk, conceived by Ray’s daughter, Kirsten Pianka, featured a historic tour of … Continue reading

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless hires new director as Brian Davis departs

(Plain Press, July 2017)     The Board of Trustees of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) announced on their Facebook page that they have named Chris Knestrick as the new Director of Operations for the organization. According to the announcement, “Knestrick brings over 10 years of experience working with the homeless community in Cleveland … Continue reading

Ohio City Incorporated seeks ways to make housing more affordable

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2017)      As part of its strategic plan, Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) is charged with finding a way to provide affordable housing in the neighborhood. OCI Executive Director Tom McNair says the easiest way to make affordable housing available in the neighborhood is through existing housing stock. He says … Continue reading

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