Looking At Blight In East Cleveland, A City Hit Hard By The Housing Crisis
Something we’re not hearing about, from politicians in either party, is the housing crisis. In many places it is not over — including Cleveland.
A new study from the Economic Innovation Group, an advocacy group, named Cleveland the most distressed large city in the U.S., when measured by the number of residents below the poverty line, the number not in the workforce and other factors.
Here & Now‘s Robin Young drives through East Cleveland, a city adjacent to Cleveland, with Jim Rokakis, director of the Thriving Communities Institute and a former Cuyahoga County treasurer.
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Jim Rokakis, former Democratic Cuyahoga County treasurer and director of the Thriving Communities Institute, which tries to demolish vacant properties. The organization is part of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.
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