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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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Vision for new Hitchcock Women’s Center edges closer to reality, even as major roadblocks remain

A $23 million plan to update the Hitchcock Women’s Center in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood is $7 million from becoming a game-changing reality. The center, located inside the former St. Mary’s Seminary on Ansel Road, would be – with renovation – the only facility in Cuyahoga County housing women and families with substance abuse issues.

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