Tenants in disputes with landlords, ranging from a lack of heat to rodent infestation, often aren’t aware of their rights, many housing advocates say. To raise awareness, several nonprofits hosted a teach-in February 9.
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Five nonprofit groups whose work focuses on improving parks have formed the Cleveland Parks and Greenspace Coalition to push for equitable access to green space, transparency in how investments are made, and residents taking “ownership” over parks in the city. Cleveland has fallen behind its peer cities in providing equitable parks for all, they say, and the time is right to dismantle structures that perpetuate racism.
Neighbor Up, an offshoot of the Cleveland organization Neighborhood Connections, is working hard to increase equity and access to Covid-19 vaccine appointments. With the pause of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine distribution, Cleveland organizations are partnering and actively revising their initiative to continue serving Clevelanders.
Children need more than just food, clothing and shelter. They also need time in nature. For some in Northeast Ohio, though, that’s almost a luxury. They may have the basics of life but are missing or don’t feel welcome to take part in what others around the region routinely enjoy, and probably take for granted — abundant time outdoors.