Poverty Center Co-Authors Report on Predictive Modeling of Vacant Properties

June 19, 2017 / No Comments

Several researchers from the Poverty Center co-authored a new report on “Predictive Modeling of Surveyed Property Conditions and Vacancy” published in the proceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research by the Digital Government Society. Using th...

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NNIP: Where Data Geeks Go To Meet

May 24, 2017 / No Comments

By April Urban Last week, the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) hosted its spring meeting in Baltimore. NNIP is a collaboration of the Urban Institute and local partners in 30 cities to further the development and use of neighborhood-level information systems for community build...

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Data Days Cleveland 2017 Celebrates Civic Technology, Data and Doers

February 10, 2017 / No Comments

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Mandel School is one of the driving forces behind Data Days Cleveland on Thursday, March 2nd through Saturday, March 4th — Cleveland’s first annual celebration of civic technology, data and the doers working to improve Northeast O...

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Claudia Coulton on Link Between Joblessness and Youth Violence to Plain Dealer

June 10, 2016 / No Comments

In an analysis conducted for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dr. Claudia Coulton’s “Research shows link between joblessness and youth violence” as as part of the Pathways to Peace series on June 9. Idle youth are defined as those aged 16 t0 19 who are not currently enrolled in schoo...

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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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Pathway to Proficiency Report Published by the OERC

April 18, 2016 / No Comments

The Ohio Education Research Center (OERC) recently released Investigating the Pathway to Proficiency from Birth Through 3rd Grade, a report examining the impact of early childhood risk factors on kindergarten readiness and third grade reading proficiency. This study was conducted by Claudia Coult...

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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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Attending Cleveland Preschools Increases Third Grade Reading Proficiency

February 10, 2016 / No Comments

The Poverty Center’s co-director, Dr. Rob Fischer, was interviewed for an article by the Cleveland Plain Dealer from February 1st, titled “Cleveland and county preschools help kids read better through third grade, new study shows.” Fischer is one of the authors of a recent study...

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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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North Olmsted Foreclosures Down 45%: NEO CANDO Data

November 9, 2015 / No Comments

Using data from NEO CANDO, Michael Gareau Jr., director of law of North Olmsted, reported that foreclosures in the city have declined from 118 between January 1 through September 30, 2014 to only 65 during the same period of 2015. Gareau explained these findings to the North Olmsted city council ...

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Councilman Seren Says Cleveland Heights Should Increase Use of NEO CANDO

October 22, 2015 / No Comments

“We need to make more robust use of Case Western Reserve’s NEO CANDO NST Web App,” said Cleveland Heights Councilman Kahlil Seren during a discussion on foreclosure among the candidates running for the city council as featured in “Cleveland Heights City Council candidates ...

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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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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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New Paper on Cleveland Foreclosure Uses NEO CANDO Data

September 23, 2014 / No Comments

The recently released paper “Does mortgage deregulation increase foreclosures? Evidence from Cleveland” by Yilan Xu, Ph.D. of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, uses data from the Center on Urban Poverty and Commun...

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Virginia Tech: Reclaiming Vacant Properties

May 19, 2014 / No Comments

In May 2014, the Vacant Property Research Network (VPRN) of Virginia Tech released the report “Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Ohio: A Resilient Region’s Responses to Reclaiming Vacant Properties” as part of a series concerning approaches to reclaiming vacant properties in Philadelphia...

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