- -- Enhance communication and learning
- -- Broaden their impact by working together
- -- Identify and meet their training and resource development needs
- -- Support NOBLE, Organize!Ohio, UCAP, Shaker Square Alliance, and Ohio Fair Lending
Organize! Ohio is involved in the planning of the July 18th march/rally, End Poverty NOW! March for Economic Justice. Click the image above for more information.
Next Step for The State Budget:
When: Wednesday,May 18th 2016
Location: Lower level 5:30PM
3500 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland. OH
Contact: Byron Solomon
Next Shaker Square Alliance Meeting
June 15th 2016 9:30 am,
Harvey Rice Library, 11535 Shaker Blvd.
Skyline Campus Update - Patti Choby
Update On East 130th Community Task Force
Sedlak Update Kirt Montlack
Ohio Savings CRA Plan
Click HERE for recent press coverage
Brown Bag Lunch on
Fast Track Foreclosures
Please join us for our next Brown Bag Lunch on May18th, 2016 from noon to 2 PM.
House Bill 463: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?
The purpose of this forum is to update housing and community development practitioners on recent legislative proposals by the banking industry to reform Ohio's mortgage foreclosure process.
The current bill - Ohio House Bill 463, drafted by attorneys for the lending industry, is being put forth as a means to "fast-track" the foreclosure of abandoned properties, to more quickly move them into the hands of beneficial owners who can bring them back to productive re-use.
The sponsors of the bill claim they have worked with housing advocates throughout Ohio for the past 18 months to develop this bill. Yet, many housing advocates, public officials and community development practitioners know very little about the details.
The bill would fundamentally change the foreclosure process in Ohio; examples include:
Medicaid Open Comment Period Ends May13th
The Medicaid Open Enrollment period is upon us. The Ohio Legislature has requested that the Governor's office submit a waiver request to the Obama Administration that would require low income individuals to pay a monthly premium to access health care. With so many new rules and fees, it will be difficult for low income individuals to maintain coverage. We urge you to join us in writing State Medicaid Director McCarthy asking him to reconsider the negative impact that the proposed Healthy Ohio Program would have on low income Ohioans.
For more details, please see the NOBLE page under the tab News & Inormation/Medicaid Waiver Action Alert
Citizens working together to clean up East 130th behind Shaker Square.
Since our first Clean Up event, concerned tenants, residents, and city representatives have been meeting
regularly to improve the area.
If you want to support these activities:
26th Annual Fair Lending Conference
Great outcome from Friday, Nov 13 conference.
We will keep updating the conference information.
Next Brown Bag Lunch of 2015 is on December 16.
Thank you for coming.
For Conference Pictures and Speakers' Presentation, and Pod Cast please click HERE
Click here for news on Ohio Savings Lending in South Euclid
Brown Bag on Healthy Homes
Scott Frank, MD; Rachel Dissell, Plain Dealer; The Honorable Judge Raymond Pianka, Housing Court; Kim Foreman, Environmental Health Watch; Brie Zeltner, Plain Dealer
Thriving Communities Report on Housing
Below is the Ohio Housing Finance Agency's Proposal for Hardest Hit Funds to the Treasury Department: