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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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 Believes MetroHealth High School Can Help Break Cycle of Poverty

February 3, 2017 / No Comments

Dr. Claudia Coulton, co-director of the Poverty Center, spoke with The Cleveland Plain Dealer on how a new school could help break the cycle of poverty in “New high school at Metrohealth hospital gives students’ careers a shot in the arm” on February 1, 2017. Created this academ...

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Rob Fischer Wants Poor Communities to have Better Access to Healthier Food

February 3, 2017 / No Comments

Dr. Robert Fischer, co-director of the Poverty Center, expressed his concerns to Newsnet 5 for their report “Food stamp families buying a lot of soft drinks” on February 2, 2017. According to a recent USDA report, while the spending habits of  families receiving SNAP benefits are simi...

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NEW REPORT ON MULTIPLE SYSTEM INVOLVED YOUTH: JUVENILE JUSTICE AND CHILD WELFARE

January 31, 2017 / No Comments

Poverty Center researchers recently completed a report for the Annie E. Casey Foundation analyzing youth in Cuyahoga County who have been involved with both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.  The analysis allows organizations working with both populations understand more about these...

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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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Claudia Coulton on Cleveland’s Sharp Drop in Poverty

September 22, 2016 / No Comments

“The good news is that the poverty rate both in Cleveland and in our region declined. … Poverty has finally achieved a significant decrease,” said Dr. Claudia Coulton, co-director of the Poverty Center, to cleveland.com in “Cleveland poverty numbers drop sharply” on ...

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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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Rob Fischer on Why Murders Happen to NOLA’s Times-Picayune

May 12, 2016 / No Comments

“The motivation to kill is both born out of desperation and opportunity,” explained Dr. Robert Fischer, Poverty Center co-director, to the Times-Picayune in “Why does New Orleans have more murders than similar cities? Experts search for answers” on May 11. The article expl...

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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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Housing First for Families and Young Adults Program Evaluation

February 15, 2016 / No Comments

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development has recently released the Briefly Stated report “Housing First for Families and Young Adults Program Evaluation” on FrontLine Service, Inc.‘s pilot program. The pilot  is based on the best practice Housing First model for sin...

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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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Join Mixed-Income Center for a Public Affairs Seminar and Book Launch

October 29, 2015 / No Comments

Join Dr. Mark Joseph and the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities team for a conversation on Integrating the Inner City Through Mixed-Income Development. This event is sponsored by the Center for Policy Studies at Case Western Reserve University and co-sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and...

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Reimagining Public Housing: Boston Globe Features Dr. Mark Joseph

October 9, 2015 / No Comments

The Boston Globe has been following the story of the Bunker Hill public housing development in Charlestown that will be redeveloped into a mixed-income development. The Boston Housing Authority recently selected Corcoran Jennison and SunCal to redevelop Bunker Hill, a $1 billion project. Corcoran...

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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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