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November 6, 2019

Election Update: Ohio voters overwhelmingly approve health and social service levies. All but 2 Pass!

Ohio voters in communities across the state overwhelmingly approved renewals, replacements and increases of property tax levies that support health and social services. Few health and social service levy contests were even close, and in many cases 75 percent of voters cast their ballots in favor of the levies. Community Solutions compiled results by examining...

November 4, 2019

Nearly half of all Ohio counties have a health or social service levy on the ballot

Local property tax levies are an important source of funding for a variety of health and social service programs in Ohio. They fund everything from A (abuse and neglect investigations) to Z (Zika virus surveillance). Community Solutions identified 42 of Ohio’s 88 counties that have at least one levy for health or social services in...

October 7, 2019

Ohio’s single-mom households more likely to live in poverty than single dads, what does this mean for kids?

Being a single parent is hard. Without another adult in the family, responsibilities for caregiving, earning and household management fall on a single set of shoulders. There are more than 377,000 families with children in Ohio that are classified as “female householder, no husband present,” the Census Bureau’s designation for a single mother (or grandmother...

September 30, 2019

Cleveland ranks 1-2-3 in poverty

Among the largest U.S. cities, Cleveland is worst in child poverty, second for working-age adults and third in older-adult poverty, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau last week. Cleveland and Detroit are the only two cities that are in the bottom 10 for all three age groups. Cleveland is worst in child...

September 23, 2019

We’re hiring! For a research assistant/contract manager

Over the past several years, The Center for Community Solutions has built a substantial consulting portfolio working with nonprofits, government agencies and philanthropic funders across Northeast Ohio and beyond. This aspect of our work has grown to the point where we need additional support. Community Solutions seeks a dynamic, detail-oriented individual to serve in a...

September 16, 2019

What helps poor families? A look at new census data

Officially, nearly 1.5 million Ohioans lived below poverty, according to 2018 data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on September 10. But thanks to a myriad of government assistance programs, the Supplemental Poverty Measure shows only 1.2 million Ohioans live below poverty. In other words, government assistance helped dull poverty’s impact for 280,000 Ohioans. Government...

September 3, 2019

New census numbers, what we’re keeping an eye on

September is an exciting month for the researchers at The Center for Community Solutions. Each fall the U.S. Census Bureau releases updated data on a host of indicators that we watch closely. While the full data set we use most often for our analysis won’t be released until December, we get quite a bit of...