New Report: Scan of the Field on Resident Services in Mixed-Income Developments

September 11, 2015 / No Comments

 The National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities is excited to announce the release of the second scan of the field. In one of our roles as a central resource for research and information on mixed-income developments, we conduct periodic scans of the mixed-income field on specific topics of p...

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SNAP Trends in Cuyahoga County

August 19, 2015 / No Comments

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly referred to as food stamps, offers useful insight into local poverty and well-being trends. Thanks to recent updates to the NEO CANDO 2010+ data system, we can look at SNAP usage trends for Cuyahoga County municipalities and Cleveland...

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NEO CANDO 2010+ Updated Data on Public Assistance, Child Maltreatment, and More

August 19, 2015 / No Comments

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development (Poverty Center)’s free and publicly accessible social and economic data system, NEO CANDO 2010+, has been updated with new, valuable data local to Cuyahoga County. The 2015 update adds hundreds of new variables for a range of geographies, and...

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Cuyahoga County Youth Count Initiative 2015

August 18, 2015 / No Comments

In June, thirty community organizations spread out across Cuyahoga County to count the number of unaccompanied youth (without a parent or guardian) who are currently homeless or unstably housed. The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development worked with community partners to design the sur...

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Poverty Center and the Center for Community Solutions collaborate to build capacity for Geauga County social service providers

August 11, 2015 / No Comments

How can Geauga County become a more financially accessible place for the region’s low income families and individuals? A new collaboration between the Poverty Center and The Center for Community Solutions (CCS) will seek to answer this question. Click image to enlarge. Following its most recent r...

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Poverty Center collaborates with Cleveland Housing Court for data-sharing and mapping

August 5, 2015 / No Comments

One important tool Cleveland has in the fight against dilapidated and deteriorating housing and neighborhoods is the City of Cleveland Housing Court. The Housing Court has jurisdiction over all court cases involving violations of the city’s housing and housing-related laws, including landlord-ten...

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Poverty Center teams up with First Suburbs Consortium for exploration of regional code enforcement technology

August 4, 2015 / No Comments

At the Poverty Center, we’re all about neighborhoods. On a daily basis, we work to improve our regional housing market by providing a variety of resources to our partners. From managing integrated data systems (NEO CANDO), to trainings on our web-based tools, to research, we’re working hard to pr...

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NEO CANDO data used to show spread of vacant and foreclosed homes across Cleveland’s suburbs

August 3, 2015 / No Comments

Approximately 22,000 houses in Cuyahoga County were vacant in the last quarter of 2014, according to United States Postal Service data compiled by NEO CANDO and analyzed by the Thriving Communities Institute of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Surprising, the number is nearly the same in 201...

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WCPN Discussion on Foster Youth Features Dr. Robert Fischer and Alumna

July 15, 2015 / No Comments

Foster care youth who age out of the system are five times more likely to become homeless, Mandel School research reveals. That was the topic of a vital 90.3 WCPN “Sound of Ideas” radio show on July 9 featuring alumna Angela D’Orazio, MSSA 2011, Program Officer at Sisters of Cha...

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PRE4CLE Aims to Close Preschool Gap: Fresh Water Cleveland

July 2, 2015 / No Comments

One of the top stories in the most recent edition from Fresh Water Cleveland focuses on how “PRE4CLE aims to close preschool gap” in Cleveland. The program is important as shown by analysis done by the Center on Urban Poverty & Community Development indicating only 2, 857 (or abou...

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Changing Faces of Cleveland and Cuyahoga

June 25, 2015 / No Comments

In 2012 and 2013, the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development released two Briefly Stated reports on the changing demographics of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio: Not Dead Yet: The Infill of Cleveland’s Urban Core and Mapping Human Capital: Where Northeast Ohio’s Young and Midd...

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HUD Panel: Investing in People and Places for Upward Mobility

June 17, 2015 / No Comments

On June 25th from 2pm-4pm HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research will host a dialogue exploring strategies for investing in people and in places to support upward mobility, a key challenge in mixed-income communities.  A panel of leading researchers and practitioners will discuss r...

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PRE4CLE Task Force Asks Ohio Senate for $6 Million More for Preschool

June 12, 2015 / No Comments

The PRE4CLE task force in Cleveland has asked the Ohio State Senate Finance Committee to add $6 million to the budget over the next two years to turn half-day preschool into full-day programs as discussed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer article “Cleveland asks state for $6 million more for pr...

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Senior Researcher Beth Anthony Talks to WCPN on Combating Lead Poisoning

June 2, 2015 / No Comments

Elizabeth Anthony, Ph.D., a senior research associate at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, spoke with 90.3 FM WCPN for “Going Back To School To Fight Lead Poisoning” on May 27, 2015. Dr. Anthony explained the urgency in getting young children exposed to lead poiso...

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Gillian Marshall’s study to analyze link between neighborhoods and cancer screenings

May 4, 2015 / No Comments

Can neighborhood factors influence whether older residents have access to cancer screening information and testing? Gillian L. Marshall, PhD, assistant professor of social work at the Mandel School, plans to find out. “We want to clarify assumptions that people with low incomes are less likely to...

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Dismantling the Towers: Mark Joseph in Chicago Reporter

March 24, 2015 / No Comments

Mark Joseph is featured in the Chicago Reporter article “Dismantling the towers” about the transformation of the public housing complex Henry Horner Homes into the mixed-income development named Westhaven Park. Joseph and his colleagues at the University of Chicago have researched Wes...

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NEO CANDO Data Used to Study Tax Lien Certificates in Cuyahoga County

March 18, 2015 / No Comments

The Vacant and Abandoned Properties Action Council (VAPAC), a coalition in Cuyahoga County Ohio "dedicated to sharing information and collaboratively developing solutions to the challenges created by foreclosure and vacant property," recently released a Read More

Mark Joseph on HuffPost Live discussion about mixed-income communities

February 6, 2015 / No Comments

Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities (NIMC), Mark Joseph,  participated in a HuffPost Live  discussion called “Could Mixed-Income Housing Be Hurting Poor Boys?” on the benefits and challenges of mixed-income communities based on new research from Candice Odgers and coll...

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David Crampton Discusses Benefits of Pay for Success in Plain Dealer

January 5, 2015 / No Comments

Dr. David Crampton, Associate Director of the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School, submitted the guest column “‘Pay for Success’ could benefit homeless families and Cuyahoga taxpayers” to the Cleveland Plain Dealer on December 31, 2014. D...

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