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Residential Historic Preservation And Neighborhood Stability: Through The Housing Crisis And Beyond, Brian Mikelbank Jan 2015

Residential Historic Preservation And Neighborhood Stability: Through The Housing Crisis And Beyond, Brian Mikelbank

Urban Publications

Problem: Given Cleveland’s prominence in the foreclosure crisis, discussions surrounding demolition, rehabilitation, and stabilization are particularly active and passionate in the region. It is surprising, though, that the role of historic preservation isn’t more thoroughly explored, both in Cleveland, and beyond. To fill a near void of empirical research, this paper offers a systematic investigation of the relationship between residential historic preservation and foreclosure. Research Strategy: This research brings together parcel-level foreclosure filing data and parcel-level program data of the Heritage Home Program of The Cleveland Restoration Society. This program has made over 1000 loans, channeling preservation investments ...


Sustainable Reuse Strategies For Vacant And Abandoned Properties, Kathryn W. Hexter, Cathryn Greenwald, Mary Helen Petrus Jan 2008

Sustainable Reuse Strategies For Vacant And Abandoned Properties, Kathryn W. Hexter, Cathryn Greenwald, Mary Helen Petrus

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Vacating The City: An Analysis Of New Homes Vs. Household Growth, Thomas Bier, Charles Post Jan 2003

Vacating The City: An Analysis Of New Homes Vs. Household Growth, Thomas Bier, Charles Post

Urban Publications

The high price of housing on the coasts, population growth in the large metropolitan areas of the south, southwest, and west, and the issue of affordability for low- and moderate-income households across the country fueled the view that housing production was insufficient and that the shortfall was contributing to rising prices and limited housing choice. Indeed, underlying all of the housing-related changes and issues of the 1990s were the factors of supply and demand. The nation grew by 13.5 million households while 13.2 million building permits were filed. Nationally, housing supply was just about in balance with population ...


Housing Analysis For Cleveland Lakefront Development, Thomas Bier, Charles Post, Rick Seifritz Jan 2003

Housing Analysis For Cleveland Lakefront Development, Thomas Bier, Charles Post, Rick Seifritz

Urban Publications

The Center for Housing Research & Policy conducted this survey and analysis of housing on Cleveland’s lakefront for the Cleveland Lakefront Partners, which is composed of the city of Cleveland, Cleveland Tomorrow, the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, and the Cleveland Neighborhood Development Corporation. The report includes both the results of the survey of residents in the multi-county Cleveland region and a comparative study of waterfront populations in the cities of Milwaukee, Chicago, Portland, and Baltimore. The survey results showed that at least 6,000 and possibly up to 9,000 middle and upper-income households would be interested in living on the lakefront if housing were available. Planners have determined that altering the location and configuration of the city’s Shoreway would make available land that could accommodate 10,000 units of new housing. If five percent (10,000) of Cleveland’s households lived on its lakefront, that percentage would be well within the range of the waterfront populations of comparable cities (Portland, 9.7 percent; Chicago, 7.1 percent; Baltimore, four percent; and Milwaukee, 1.8 percent). The report’s results have played a significant role in the city of Cleveland’s plans for lakefront redevelopment.


Housing First: Documenting The Need For Permanent Supportive Housing (Executive Summary), Susan Hertzler Burkholder, Kathryn W. Hexter Jan 2002

Housing First: Documenting The Need For Permanent Supportive Housing (Executive Summary), Susan Hertzler Burkholder, Kathryn W. Hexter

Urban Publications

Five years ago, very few people would have believed that it was possible to end homelessness for the most marginalized Americans. Today, the idea that we can end the cycle of homelessness and institutionalization for vulnerable Americans is so mainstream that the Bush administration declared in its 2003 budget proposal that it considers “ending chronic homelessness in the next decade a top objective.” The key to this turnaround in thinking is supportive housing, an approach that is both smart and compassionate” according to a recent editorial in the New York Times. It is a concept that is proving to be ...


Housing First: Documenting The Need For Permanent Supportive Housing, Susan Hertzler Burkholder, Kathryn W. Hexter Jan 2002

Housing First: Documenting The Need For Permanent Supportive Housing, Susan Hertzler Burkholder, Kathryn W. Hexter

Urban Publications

Five years ago, very few people would have believed that it was possible to end homelessness for the most marginalized Americans. Today, the idea that we can end the cycle of homelessness and institutionalization for vulnerable Americans is so mainstream that the Bush administration declared in its 2003 budget proposal that it considers “ending chronic homelessness in the next decade a top objective.” The key to this turnaround in thinking is supportive housing, an approach that is both smart and compassionate” according to a recent editorial in the New York Times. It is a concept that is proving to be ...


Evaluation Of Neighborhood Progress, Inc.'S Community Organizing Support Program, Susan Hertzler Burkholder, Kathryn W. Hexter Jan 2001

Evaluation Of Neighborhood Progress, Inc.'S Community Organizing Support Program, Susan Hertzler Burkholder, Kathryn W. Hexter

Urban Publications

In 1998, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland began a program-related initiative to increase the availability, affordability and quality of permanent, affordable housing units for low-income and underserved families and persons in Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties. The Affordable Housing Initiative will award approximately six million dollars to community organizations over a five-year period. As part of this initiative, the Foundation funded more than 25 grantees to undertake a variety of non-capital projects. The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University was asked to evaluate the overall initiative and the projects of each of the grantees.


Sellers Of Cleveland Homes, 1988-1996 1998, Thomas Bier, Charles Post, Winifred J. Weizer Jan 1998

Sellers Of Cleveland Homes, 1988-1996 1998, Thomas Bier, Charles Post, Winifred J. Weizer

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.