Our Latest Research

  • Poverty speaks: Survey of low-income residents in Cuyahoga County

    Cleveland is the second poorest large city in the United States, yet policymakers and community leaders rarely have the opportunity to hear from large numbers of people who live at or near the poverty level. The Center for Community Solutions and The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland collected new information directly from low-income residents of Cuyahoga County about the issues and challenges they face. Learn more here.

  • Cleveland’s long-term care continuum: Capacity and need

    The City of Cleveland is home to more than 70,000 residents age 60 and older, this number is likely to grow over time as people are living longer and healthier lives. Cleveland undertook a comprehensive assessment of community need in 2015 and spent the following year developing a plan to engage in the process of becoming more age-friendly and The Center for Community Solutions was identified as the lead agency for this strategy. Ultimately, the desired future state is that residents have options along the continuum within Cleveland so they are not forced to move out of the community as their needs increase.

  • Racial Disparities in Cleveland

    Cleveland, like most communities around the country, is a place where your life outcomes can be determined by your ZIP code, and where people who are black face significantly more challenges than white people.