Category: City of Cleveland

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...

August 25, 2020

Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition is one step closer to making Cleveland lead safe

A local organization is making strides to resolve the lead poisoning issue in Cleveland. The Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition, a grassroots organization, talked to Cleveland City Council on August 12. During the committee of the whole and council meeting, Cleveland City Council approved an amendment to an ordinance that will allocate $5 million to the...

July 8, 2019

How can Cleveland close its racial income and wealth gap?

  Racial disparities in income run deep in this country. Unconscious bias, historic disinvestment in black communities and public policies that advantage white people have all fed a growing wealth gap that persists to this day. While it is true that black workers are disproportionately represented in low-wage occupations, there is national research that shows...

February 25, 2019

Addressing racial disparities in childhood: Opportunities in education

This is the second blog in a series responding to the infographic report on racial disparities in Cleveland that I authored in December. Click here to read the first blog. The existence of wide disparities between black and white children living in poverty is not surprising. Poverty is a measure of income relative to family...

December 31, 2018

John Corlett’s top 10 favorite reports of 2018

The Center for Community Solutions’ offices are closed through January 2, and on the last day of 2018 we want to share our president and executive director, John Corlett’s top 10 Community Solutions’ reports from 2018. The report topics span a variety of health and human services issues, ranging from seniors to teens, infant mortality to Medicaid....

October 16, 2018

New SNAP exemptions affect Cuyahoga, Lucas counties

By: Loren Anthes, Public Policy Fellow, Medicaid Policy Center Adam White, Policy and Planning Assistant   In a recent report, The Center for Community Solutions presented data that illustrates how rural Appalachian counties, which are predominately made up of white families, disproportionately benefit from Ohio’s waiver of work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly...

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