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A marketplace 7+ years in the making, CentroVilla25 aspires to build wealth, meet community needs

Transforming a vacant warehouse in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood, CentroVilla25 will feature 20 micro-retailers, a commercial kitchen, a specialty grocery store, and an outdoor plaza. The project’s leaders and supporters hope it will improve access to fresh food and build wealth in the neighborhood, all while representing and celebrating Latino culture.
Color-coded map of Cleveland showing redlining

The debate over tax breaks for nonprofit Cleveland-area hospitals is also about racism and redlining

For years, hospitals and public policy wonks have been engaged in an ongoing debate over whether nonprofit hospitals provide adequate benefits to the community to make the tax breaks they receive a good deal for taxpayers. That debate is further complicated by the history of racist policies like redlining that still affect Clevelanders today.

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