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Veteran tenant organizer shares thoughts on tenant rights

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2018)           The closing of the Cleveland Tenants Organization has left a gap in services to help tenants deal with problems with their landlords. The Legal Aid Society has stepped up to fill some of the services once provided by Cleveland Tenants Organizations, but not all. Spencer Wells, a veteran … Continue reading

Hispanic Alliance launches Welcome Hub

(Plain Press, June 2018)    Hispanic Alliance announced the creation of a new Welcome Hub that will provide bilingual resources and guidance to the area’s Latino population and services such as affordable housing, jobs and schools. The May 3 launching of the Welcome Hub took place at the Hispanic Alliance office located on the ground floor … Continue reading

City Council Committee hears testimony from community groups on how to eliminate childhood lead poisoning

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2018)    At its May 21 meeting, Cleveland City Council’s Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony from representatives of three different community groups working to address childhood lead poisoning in Cleveland. The hearing was the second in a series on the issues. Testifying before the committee were representatives from … Continue reading

Ward 14 Town Hall meeting features update on MetroHealth Transformation Plan and panel discussion about housing resources

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2018)       Ward 14 Council Member Jasmin Santana said, “I am overwhelmed by your support” as she greeted the one hundred and fifty residents attending her first Town Hall meeting, on March 22nd, at Lincoln West High School. Santana said this is “one of many town halls” she will … Continue reading

In Memory Margaret “Margie” Dorothy Bray Hoven August 11, 1956 – March 20, 2018

(Plain Press, April 2018)       Margaret “Margie” Bray, wife of Plain Press Managing Editor Chuck Hoven, and Plain PressCommunity Board and Website Editor, passed away on March 20, 2018 from a choking accident while dining. Margie Bray Margie was born in the Philippines while her father worked there as a consultant for the Philippine Government. … Continue reading

Legal Aid to pick up some services as Cleveland Tenants Organization closes

Legal Aid to pick up some services as Cleveland Tenants Organization closes (Plain Press, April 2018)       Due to declining financial support, the Cleveland Tenants Organization (CTO) ceased operations in February. CTO served the Cleveland community providing tenant and landlord education and advocacy for affordable, fair and quality rental housing since its founding in 1975. … Continue reading

Legal Aid to pick up some services as Cleveland Tenants Organization closes

(Plain Press, March 2018) Due to declining financial support, the Cleveland Tenants Organization (CTO) ceased operations in February. CTO served the Cleveland community providing tenant and landlord education and advocacy for affordable, fair and quality rental housing since its founding in 1975. Effective February 5th, 2018, the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland began covering the … Continue reading

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