CARES act

Follow the $500M: Cleveland’s ARPA budget includes $2M for problem-plagued NEON Health Services

NEON Health Services is requesting $2 million from the city’s ARPA budget to provide community health programming and repair the Hough Medical Center, which suffered a fire in May of this year. Yet the agency has been running up deficits, defaulting on its debts, and losing patients and staff for years, leading concerned employees to question the future of the organization.

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Ohio City and Tremont respond to calls for more affordable housing

Ohio City Inc. and Tremont West Development Corporation have teamed up to form the Near West Land Trust with a mission to increase permanent, affordable housing in the midst of a hot housing market. The two nonprofit community development groups have plans to build 40 new, single-family homes on vacant lots scattered throughout Ohio City, Clark-Fulton and Tremont.

Cleveland saw a decrease in unsheltered homelessness in 2020: Can that continue?

There was one bright spot in the darkness of the coronavirus pandemic in Cleveland last year: Fewer people were homeless and living on the streets. Chris Knestrick, director of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH), estimates there was a roughly 30% decrease in the number of “unsheltered” people experiencing homelessness in Cleveland.

Cuyahoga County announces $4m in CARES Act relief funding for arts and culture sector

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced at a press conference Fri. Oct. 16 that $4 million in funding will be made available to the county’s arts and culture sector through the CARES Act. Two-thirds of the funding ($2.7 million) will be distributed to arts and culture organizations through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and 1/3 ($1.3 million) will be distributed to individual artists and for-profit performing arts venues and artists through Arts Cleveland.

The big corporate rescue and the America that’s too small to save

On a recent Thursday evening in downtown Chagrin Falls, a Cleveland suburb named for a picturesque cascade in a nearby river, little was amiss: Diners in loafers and sundresses dropped off their BMWs and Alfa Romeos with valets before positioning themselves on patios at prudently spaced tables. Teens ranged around manicured parks taking selfies, while well-groomed women dipped in and out of The Artful Yarn, A Bit of Skirt, and other boho boutiques, cryo spas and vintage home goods stores.

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