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In a city where 60% of households are renters, many Clevelanders face uncertain futures. Tenants who are a day late with the rent can receive an eviction notice, and landlords can refuse to rent to tenants who choose to pay with a housing voucher. A coalition of housing advocates and area organizations is asking Cleveland mayoral candidates Justin Bibb and Kevin Kelley to support renter protection legislation to address these issues.
Business leaders are optimistic that employees will return to work this year, but they know that office space will look and feel different when they do. They’re offering more flexible work hours, physically distanced spaces, building improvements like air filtration systems, and amenities in order to bring people back downtown again.
When the coronavirus pandemic first hit in March, most utilities instituted moratoriums, which paused overdue bill collections and shut offs — but those have come to an end. Now, many customers who are behind on their bills are receiving disconnection notices, leaving them to wonder where to turn next.
According to census data, from 2013-2018, downtown Cleveland was the city’s fastest growing neighborhood with a 48% increase in population, but most of those residents are renters. If they want to buy something downtown, things become more problematic.