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Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County 2011 Evaluation Report, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke Jan 2012

Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County 2011 Evaluation Report, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Urban Publications

The foreclosure crisis hit Cuyahoga County earlier and harder than the rest of the nation. The crisis continues to weaken the County’s already weak housing market, as evidenced by declining property values, increasing numbers of vacant and abandoned properties and the continuing high rates of foreclosure filings. In 1999, there were 4,900 residential foreclosure filings in Cuyahoga County. That number doubled to about 10,000 by 2005 and peaked in 2007 at close to 14,000. In 2011, the County had just over 11,000 residential foreclosure filings. In total, an estimated 68,000 homes in the County ...


Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County, 2010 Evaluation Report January 1, 2010 Through December 31, 2010, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke Jan 2011

Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County, 2010 Evaluation Report January 1, 2010 Through December 31, 2010, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Revitalizing Distressed Older Suburbs, Kathryn W. Hexter, Edward W. Hill, Brian A. Mikelbank, Benjamin Y. Clark, Charles Post Jan 2011

Revitalizing Distressed Older Suburbs, Kathryn W. Hexter, Edward W. Hill, Brian A. Mikelbank, Benjamin Y. Clark, Charles Post

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Facing The Foreclosure Crisis In Greater Cleveland: What Happened And How Communities Are Responding, Claudia Coulton, Kathryn W. Hexter, April Hirsh, Anne O’Shaughnessy, Francisca G.C. Richter, Michael Schramm Jan 2010

Facing The Foreclosure Crisis In Greater Cleveland: What Happened And How Communities Are Responding, Claudia Coulton, Kathryn W. Hexter, April Hirsh, Anne O’Shaughnessy, Francisca G.C. Richter, Michael Schramm

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County, Interim Evaluation Report January 1, 2009 Through December 31, 2009, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke Jan 2010

Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County, Interim Evaluation Report January 1, 2009 Through December 31, 2009, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County: Program Year Three Evaluation Report, March 1, 2008 Through February 28, 2009, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke Jan 2009

Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County: Program Year Three Evaluation Report, March 1, 2008 Through February 28, 2009, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Urban Publications

Cuyahoga County, Ohio is at the epicenter of the foreclosure crisis. With close to 13,000 foreclosure filings a year since 2005, more than 10,000 vacant and derelict structures and thousands of homeowners losing their homes, the effects of the crisis will be long lasting and far reaching. In Ohio, County courts, agencies and departments have some level of authority and responsibility for virtually every step of the foreclosure process. So it is not surprising that the fifteen mayors of the First Suburbs Consortium2 turned to Cuyahoga County to help them address this crisis. In response, in August 2005 ...


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.


2008 Northeast Ohio Barometer Of Economic Attitudes, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke, John F. Brennan Jan 2008

2008 Northeast Ohio Barometer Of Economic Attitudes, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke, John F. Brennan

Urban Publications

The primary goal of the Northeast Ohio Barometer of Economic Attitudes (NEO Barometer) is to provide meaningful information about what the public knows and perceives about the region. The Barometer is designed to provide a reliable and objective opinion-gauge of the people in Northeast Ohio. Since 2004, it has been tracking the public’s perception of the region’s general economic development progress, as well as opinions on regionalism and economic development initiatives. The 2008 survey added a new section that begins to track public perceptions about the importance of education, to inform strategies for addressing the persistently low levels ...


Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County: An Assessment Of Progress, Alan C. Weinstein, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke Nov 2006

Responding To Foreclosures In Cuyahoga County: An Assessment Of Progress, Alan C. Weinstein, Kathryn W. Hexter, Molly Schnoke

Law Faculty Reports and Comments

In August 2006, Cleveland State University was asked to conduct an initial assessment of the Cuyahoga County Commissioners' Report and Recommendations on Foreclosure that would assist the county in planning for future phases of the project. This report presents the findings of this initial assessment of the first 18 months of the initiative. It documents the process undertaken by the county, assesses the progress made toward reaching goals, identifies successes and concerns, and offers some preliminary recommendations about program operations. It also offers suggestions for a more formal evaluation process going forward


Port Activities Educational Issues Forum, Kathryn W. Hexter, Matthew Harrison Grabenstein Jan 2003

Port Activities Educational Issues Forum, Kathryn W. Hexter, Matthew Harrison Grabenstein

Urban Publications

On October 22, 2002, the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, and the Cleveland Lakefront Partners (the city of Cleveland, the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, Cleveland Tomorrow, and the Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition) sponsored a public forum on the activities of the Port of Cleveland. The forum was the third in a series of four intended to deepen the community’s understanding of some of the issues related to the plans for the Cleveland lakefront. It was part of the Levin College Forum Program’s two-year Northeast Ohio’s Waterways forum series, which is focusing public ...


Climate And Shoreline Educational Issues Forum, Kathryn W. Hexter, Matthew Harrison Grabenstein Jan 2003

Climate And Shoreline Educational Issues Forum, Kathryn W. Hexter, Matthew Harrison Grabenstein

Urban Publications

On November 7, 2002, the Levin College Forum Program and the Cleveland Lakefront Partners (the city of Cleveland, The Greater Cleveland Growth Association, Cleveland Tomorrow, and The Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition) sponsored a public forum on Climate and Shoreline. The forum was the final in a series of four, intended to deepen the community’s understanding of some of the more complex issues related to the city’s lakefront planning efforts. It was also part of the Levin College Forum Program’s two-year Northeast Ohio’s Waterways forum series, which is focusing public attention on development of a comprehensive vision ...


Lakefront Utilities And Railroads Educational Issues Forum, Kathryn W. Hexter, Matthew Harrison Grabenstein Jan 2003

Lakefront Utilities And Railroads Educational Issues Forum, Kathryn W. Hexter, Matthew Harrison Grabenstein

Urban Publications

On October 2, 2002, the Levin College Forum Program and the Cleveland Lakefront Partners (the city of Cleveland, the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, Cleveland Tomorrow, and the Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition) sponsored a public forum on lakefront utilities and railroads. The forum was the second in a series of four intended to deepen the community’s understanding of some of the issues related to the plans for the Cleveland lakefront. It was part of the Levin College Forum Program’s two-year Northeast Ohio’s Waterways forum series, which is focusing public attention on development of a comprehensive vision for all ...


Northeast Ohio’S Waterways: Lakefront Planning Issue Forums Summary Report, Burke Lakefront Airport, Kathryn W. Hexter Jan 2002

Northeast Ohio’S Waterways: Lakefront Planning Issue Forums Summary Report, Burke Lakefront Airport, Kathryn W. Hexter

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Northeast Ohio’S Waterways: Lakefront Planning Issue Forums Summary Report Port Activities, Kathryn W. Hexter Jan 2002

Northeast Ohio’S Waterways: Lakefront Planning Issue Forums Summary Report Port Activities, Kathryn W. Hexter

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


Northeast Ohio’S Waterways: Lakefront Planning Issue Forums Summary Report Utilities And Railroads, Kathryn W. Hexter Jan 2002

Northeast Ohio’S Waterways: Lakefront Planning Issue Forums Summary Report Utilities And Railroads, Kathryn W. Hexter

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


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 ...


Northeast Ohio’S Waterways: Lakefront Planning Issue Forums Summary Report Climate And Shoreline, Kathryn W. Hexter Jan 2002

Northeast Ohio’S Waterways: Lakefront Planning Issue Forums Summary Report Climate And Shoreline, Kathryn W. Hexter

Urban Publications

No abstract provided.


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.


Best Practices In Workforce Development: A Chamber Of Commerce Perspective, Patricia Burgess Jan 2000

Best Practices In Workforce Development: A Chamber Of Commerce Perspective, Patricia Burgess

Urban Publications

Changes in the economy--at the local, regional, state, and national levels--as well as technological advances have altered how and where people work, which has brought attention to the issue of workforce development. Many public and private entities, Chambers of Commerce among them, now engage in some form of workforce development. This report examines a number of such efforts to determine the “best practices” of workforce development for Chambers of Commerce. This report first considers the complex world of workforce development. The workforce consists of several distinct sub-populations: existing workers, new entrants, the unemployed, and the underemployed. Each has its own ...