Ayonna Blue Donald spent about four years as Cleveland’s Building and Housing Director. Now, she’s fighting to secure equitable and affordable housing in Ohio with national nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners.
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In 2019, Cleveland City Council passed an historic law that requires landlords to have rental properties built before 1978 certified as lead safe. But the process is off to a slow start, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and bureaucratic roadblocks for hiring city staff required to enforce the mandate.