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NEOCH's Voter Purge Case Goes to the US. Supreme Court. 

In a press release on September 18th 2017, Demos and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)  annouced that they will take NEOCH's purge case to the US Supreme Court. They "filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court detailing how Ohio is violating the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) by targeting registered voters who fail to vote in a two-year period for eventual removal from the registration rolls — even if they have not moved and are still fully eligible.

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We add our voice to the concerns raised by the City Mission.

There is a crisis in Cleveland - a terrible lack of resources for women and children who are experiencing homelessness. All of the family shelters are full and the overfull shelter is almost to capacity.  The county does not have shelter in place to give support to these families.  Rapid Re-housing is available but this program alone will never be enough. Thankfully, The City Mission, who runs the overflow, still remain committed to not turning anyone away. As of today, families have not been forced to sleep in the street.

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Homeless Congress Meeting Notes for August 10, 2017

The meeting began with the new Director of Operations at NEOCH, Chris Knestrick, re-introducing himself to some of the members that had not met him yet.  Afterward, We went over the purpose of the Homeless Congress, what the Congress has done, some of the goals that have been attained or will be addressed, and why it is so important, which is, it can be a “bridge to City and State Officials” and it “allows homeless people to have a unified voice."

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Displacement: The Hidden Cost of the Irishtown bend project

The 17-acre proposed park would be cover most of the riverbed of West 25th Street from Detroit Ave to Columbus Road. The first phase of the project is a massive stabilization of the land, which will cost $49 million. The second phase, the actual construction of the park has no public price tag yet. Despite money flowing in from many agencies and foundations, the cost of relocating the Irishtown Bend residents - which NEOCH estimates would cost around $18,000 - is not a part of their budget.

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Family and Veteran's Street Cards Updated and Posted on the Website
Posted on the Street Card Section of the Website

Norman Wolfe Passed Away: We Remember A Previous Advocate of the Year
Posted on the NEOCH Cleveland Homeless Blog on August 6

We Have Updated Our Information Blog With Poverty Stats for Ohio Counties
Check out the Information Blog Section of Our Website

NEOCH Director Seeks Your Input and Support
Posted on the NEOCH Cleveland Homeless Blog on July 27