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Title:Dream in Progress: The Cleveland Dream Neighborhood
Author(s):Day, Devin
Contributor(s):Harwood, Stacy A.
Subject(s):housing rehabilitation
refugee resettlement
Geographic Coverage:Cleveland, Ohio
Abstract:In Cleveland, decades of white flight, suburbanization, and a manufacturing exodus caused some of the worst vacancy and property value decreases in the country. Through the resettlement of refugees in vacant but rehabilitated structures, local stakeholders-city councilmen, community development corporation organizers, refugee resettlement agency staff, native-born residents of the neighborhoods, and refugees themselves-hope to revitalize the Stockyard and Clark-Fulton neighborhoods on Cleveland's West Side. Metro West CDO obtains property from the Land Bank-sometimes in partnership with other nonprofits and resettlement agencies. with resettlement agency staff, they find trustworthy contractors to rehab and serve as landlords for new refugees. Eventually, new families settle into new homes: they must achieve economic sustainability within three months. Limited government funding subsidizes job searches, and most find jobs within the first five months. Refugee households continue to receive services from local resettlement agencies.
Issue Date:2017
Series/Report:MUP Capstone
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-11-02

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