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March 8, 2021

The COVID recession: A tale of two recoveries

What do the letters W, U, V, Z and L have in common? They are all ways to describe the shape of an economic recovery based on trends of the gross domestic product (GDP). A recession is usually defined by two quarters in a row of negative GDP growth. A new letter has been introduced...

November 5, 2020

Health and human service levies received bi-partisan support across the state

Amidst the uncertainty about the Presidential Election, one thing is clear – Ohioans overwhelmingly support health and human services. All but one of the 51 county health and social service levies before voters on Tuesday passed – many with large margins. The exception was the only new levy up for consideration, a 1.5 mill, 10-year...

November 2, 2020

Survey: COVID-19 continues to impact service delivery

Nearly eight months after Ohio recorded its first COVID-19 case, the global pandemic continues to disrupt the health and social services system. Community Solutions surveyed agencies from across Ohio to collect real-time information on what service providers are seeing and how they are adapting. Our first survey results were collected in April 2020, during a...

October 22, 2020

Don’t forget the back of the ballot this November! County levies would provide resources to help communities across the state

The presidential candidates will be at the top of your ballot this November, but the items near the end can make an immediate and tangible difference in the lives of Ohioans. There are dozens of county levies on the ballot which, if passed, would provide millions of dollars in investments in health and social services....

September 21, 2020

Cleveland is now the poorest big city in the country

Cleveland had the highest poverty rate among large U.S. cities in 2019, overtaking Detroit, according to data released by the U.S. Census bureau last week. Although Cleveland’s overall poverty rate fell from 33.1 percent to 30.8 percent, Detroit’s rate fell faster and is now just barely below Cleveland’s at 30.6 percent. These estimates are close...