Improving Cleveland Shelters
With the support of the Homeless Congress, NEOCH has a long history of working to improve the homeles shelters in Cleveland. In the 1990s a majority of the shelter spaces were just mats on the floor. NEOCH has pushed for an improvement of the shelters through demonstrations and advocacy. We have attempted to improve the contracts signed by every shelter director. We lobbied for laws to protect homeless people living in the shelters. We have set up resident Councils in the past in the shelters to improve the shelters. In 2017, NEOCH worked to improve the Women's Shelter through many different strategies including finding a new group to oversee the facility.
- Food Problems at the Two Big Shelters
- What Are Your Fair Housing Rights in Shelter?
- What to Do About Overflowing Shelters?
- Potential County Regulations of the Shelters
- Proposed Updates to County Standards for Shelter Contracts
- Proposed Homeless Bill of Rights (Including a Right to Shelter)
- Overview of the Problems at the Women's Shelter including links to Food Issues, Summary of the Problems, Response to Problems from the Provider, A history of media stories about the women's shelter, A History of NEOCH Work on the Women's Shelter, and Solutions recommended by the Residents.