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Race and Ethnicity on Region 

Over the past 26 years, 33.5% of fair housing complaints were based on race.  Overall, the racial makeup of the six-country region has become more diverse over the past 40 years.                                                                                                                   2010 total: 2,176,200

2010 Percentages 

African American - 18.9%

 American Indian - .01%

Asain - 1.8%

Multiple - 1.6%

Hispanic - 4.6%

White - 72.7%

This comes from the State of Fair Housing Report in Northeast Ohio published by the Housing Center in April 2016.


Housing Voucher Does Not Always Lead to Mobility

We need a County Wide Rule that Landlords Cannot Discriminate Based on Source of Income.  This would prevent landlords from saying "No Section 8" when interviewing potential tenants.  It is a fair housing problem for people being able to move out of of high poverty areas. This comes from the report "Housing Voucher Mobility in Cuyahoga County" published February 2016 by the Housing Research and Advocacy Center authors Lenore Healy and Michael Lepley.  Thanks for the presentation at the last CAHA meeting.

All the red dots are voucher holders and you see that they are in areas of higher poverty in Cuyahoga County.

These red dots show that voucher holders live in areas where higher minority populations live.  This is the opposite of the goals of the Fair Housing Laws which were to attempt to decrease poverty through integration and breaking down the red lines being drawn to keep minority populations poor.

Here is a map of where the jobs are locally and then the other areas where Housing Choice Voucher holders live.  From this graph, you see that jobs are not present in the areas in which voucher holders are forced to live.

Thanks to the Housing Center for compiling all this data.



Seniors of Cleveland Respond to Housing Needs

From April, 2015, through January, 2016, The Center for Community Solutions conducted research and analysis to complete an assessment of the age-friendliness of Cleveland. Their method of collecting primary data from older residents had three components: facilitated focus group discussions, a comprehensive survey of a randomly selected representative sample of older adult residents, and a shorter outreach questionnaire distributed by service providers and the Department of Aging. In total, we collected feedback from well over 1,000 older adult residents of Cleveland. In addition, the project engaged dozens of community leaders, service providers, and stakeholders. Here is a summary of the report. We present the two stats regarding housing for seniors.


Cuyahoga Land Bank After 7 Years


Medicaid Expansion Update for 2016

FamiliesUSA does the best job in keeping track of Medicaid expansion.  This comes from their February 2016 policy briefing.  We last posted their graphic in 2014 which had only 28 states expanding.  This comes ahead of the Kentucky governor saying that he was going to roll back Medicaid Expansion.  Remember, Kentuckians, Ohio is only the crossing of one river to keep your health care.