Plain Dealer Discusses Vacant Property and Crime Report

June 9, 2017 / No Comments

The Cleveland Plain Dealer featured the Poverty Center’s recently released report in “How Cleveland’s vacant homes, violent crimes and lead poisoning are linked: CWRU report” on June 5, 2017. The report, Exploring the Relationship Between Vacant and Distressed Properties a...

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New study finds vacancies overlap with crime and lead exposure

June 5, 2017 / No Comments

Significant pockets of concentrated vacancy in Cleveland co-occur with hot spots of lead exposure, violent crime, homicide, weapons violation and aggravated assaults, according to a new study from Case Western Reserve University. Seeking to better understand the spillover effects of vacant proper...

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Claudia Coulton on Cleveland’s Economic Decline

October 5, 2016 / No Comments

 ”Children and families have been crushed by the overall economic decline”says Dr.Claudia Coulton, Founder & Co-Director, The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, to NBC in ” The Heartland: Life and Loss in Steel Ci...

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Rob Fischer Tells the Atlantic How a House Can Shape a Child’s Future

July 6, 2016 / No Comments

“There needs to be much more on the quality of housing and moving up toward better housing opportunities.” The Atlantic interviewed Dr. Rob Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, for “How a House Can Shape a Child’s Future” on the Center’s recent study on the ef...

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Claudia Coulton, Data Guru

May 23, 2016 / No Comments

“Claudia is the model that we need: a translator who can bridge academics, practitioners and policymakers. She is a source of inspiration, grounded locally and globally influential.” Dr. Claudia Coulton, Co-Director and founder of the Poverty Center, is featured as the “Data Gur...

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Plain Dealer Article Highlights CWRU Study on the Negative Effects of Poor Housing on Kindergarten Readiness

April 25, 2016 / No Comments

Claudia Coulton, co-director of the Poverty Center, was interviewed for “Bad housing—not just due to lead poisoning—tied to lower kindergarten test scores,” an article by The Plain Dealer featuring the Poverty Center’s recent study as a part of their series Toxic Neglect. In the...

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Housing Deterioration Contributes to Elevated Lead Levels and Lower Kindergarten Readiness Scores

April 12, 2016 / No Comments

A retrospective analysis of the housing histories of more than 13,000 entering kindergartners in 2007-2010 in Cleveland shows that children living in or near properties with signs of deterioration and divestment were more likely to have elevated lead levels and low scores on a kindergarten readin...

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Even Low Levels of Lead Exposure In Children Can Cause Permanent Damage

March 8, 2016 / No Comments

At what level does lead exposure become dangerous for children?   Dr. Robert Fischer, Co-Director of the Poverty Center, and Dr. Elizabeth Anthony, Research Assistant Professor at the Poverty Center, examine this question in The Conversation. In the article, “In kids, even low lead lev...

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NEO CANDO on Five Ways to Reduce Lead Poisoning

February 9, 2016 / No Comments

NEO CANDO  makes lead hazard information publicly available. The Plain Dealer in “Five ways to reduce lead poisoning in Cleveland explored so far” discusses about how NEO CANDO helps to make information available to the public. An analysis of Cleveland lead inspection data and county ...

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Lead Exposure in Seventy-Eight Percent of Children in Cuyahoga Universal Pre-K

November 4, 2015 / No Comments

In an editorial to the Cleveland Plain Dealer on November 1, Poverty Center Co-Director Dr. Rob Fischer discussed the magnitude of the problems from lead exposure on young children. Fischer cited an unpublished 2015 report from the Poverty Center with Cuyahoga County Invest In Children that shows...

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Lead Poisoning Makes Education Harder

November 3, 2015 / No Comments

In the series “Toxic Neglect”, the Cleveland Plain Dealer has been running stories on the problems of lead poisoning on young children. Dr. Robert Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, was interviewed for “Lead poisoning makes education harder for kids and teachers” ...

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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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