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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (currently led by former Ohio 11th District Congresswoman Marcia Fudge) has selected Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) as one the lead public housing authorities (PHAs) to participate in a six-year demonstration project to aid low-income households in relocating to more prosperous communities. The demonstration will receive $45.7 million in total funding.

Through this demonstration, participating PHAs will provide over 10,000 families with children better access to low-poverty neighborhoods with high-performing schools
Continue Reading Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority wins $5-million grant for mobility demonstration program bound to change lives

The City of Toledo announced yesterday that the City’s unimproved street resurfacing program has begun. In total, 109 streets are to be included in the City’s overall road construction program for this year, compared to seven streets that were fixed in 2020. Of the 109, 35 are unimproved roads.

Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz said at a press conference that unimproved streets are often characterized by the lack of curbs and a gravel or rock surface.

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Continue Reading Toledo begins repaving unimproved city roads

When Goodwill of South Central Ohio purchased a property belonging to the Chillicothe City School District, neighborhood residents were concerned about how a new warehouse (and potential future industry) would impact their community. Goodwill of South Central Ohio CEO Marvin Jones, a Tiffin native, hosted a meeting to listen to citizens’ concerns and Goodwill amended its zoning application so that only some of the land will be zoned for industry.

Read more in the Chillicothe Gazette here.
Continue Reading Goodwill Industries promises it won’t ‘split up the neighborhood’ at former Tiffin school