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Friday
Feb052016

Thriving Institute Survey of Vacant Structures

This is from the February 2016 presentation at the Cuyahoga Affordable Housing Alliance Meeting by the Western Reserve Conservancy who were commissioned to examine all the structures in the City of Cleveland in 2015.  The housing stock was better than expected and the number of vacant properties were smaller than expected.  The full report is available on the Conservancy Website. We will post other slides from the report.

Tuesday
Jan262016

CMHA States from December 2015

NEOCH began the Bridging the Gap program in the late 1990s to try to fill the low occupancy rate at CMHA which was in the mid 70% occupied or one quarter of their units that were being paid for by the federal government were vacant.  The program transferred to CTO and closed in 2014, but had done its job in getting more people into these units.  This also was the focus of CAHA over the last 17 years. 

The current waiting list is over 20,000 people.  This is crazy since there are only 9,600 total units and more than twice that number waiting.  Most are individuals and a high number are between 45 and 60 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All stats were provided by CMHA staff at the December 2015 CAHA meeting.  Scott Pollock announced that he will be retiring from CMHA in early 2016.   We will miss his steady work to move the group forward and working to heal any distance between the agency and the homeless community.

Monday
Jan182016

First Call for Help Calls Over Last 12 Months

Housing once again makes a strong showing for why it is one of the most serious problems in the community.  From 2-1-1 data dashboard on their website, which you can find here.

Thursday
Jan072016

Infant Mortality in the United States

From the Kaiser Family Foundation website

http://kff.org/other/state-indicator/infant-death-rate/

Sunday
Jan032016

Ohio Among Worst in Child Well Being

The National Center on Family Homelessness listed Ohio near the bottom in the well being of children.  This includes the health of children in 2013, the access young people have to food stamps, and educational proficiency.  Ohio made the bad list for child well being.  Here is complete report:

http://new.homelesschildrenamerica.org/mediadocs/280.pdf