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Former teen mom Linda Howard mothers young mothers, builds political power

Linda Howard makes it her life’s work to provide care to young moms when family and governmental and nonprofit assistance aren’t enough. She provides person-to-person help with material goods, low-cost rent, mental health care, and mentoring – and she’d do even more, if it weren’t for a decade-old conviction that bars her from participation in some efforts. 

Central neighborhood will be first to get “surge” of support, but will it be what residents want?

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and other local politicians caught an earful when they gathered at a shopping plaza in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood in mid-August to discuss a “surge” of funding to address poverty and inequity in the area. Neighborhood residents who gathered in the plaza’s parking lot said these ideas didn’t meet their needs.

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