Detroit Public Radio is praising the Cleveland nonprofit community for pulling together in the name of rehab, demolition and prevention.
First, there’s Neighborhood Progress Inc., drawing on $6 million budget to rehabilitate homes, two-thirds of which is private money.
Then, there’s Case Western Reserve University’s Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, which has compiled a database of homes in the city which shows which are vacant and which have high-cost loans.
Finally, ESOP (East Side Organizing Project) goes door to door offering troubled homeowners assistance. Their success rate: 80%.
Apparently, the foreclosure crisis effort in Detroit pales in comparison. Cleveland has been seen as a model in this arena for quite a while.