Representing the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of Shaker Square, Larchmere, CHALK, Ludlow, and Drexmore/Chadbourne.
Larchmere Co-op Helps Entrepreneurs, Promotes Sustainability
“I think this space makes room for dreams,” muses Philena Seldon, founder
of Cooperative Cleveland, as she shows a visitor around the storefront at
12602 Larchmere Boulevard.
The space, Co-op CLE, is more than a store. It’s an incubator that nurtures the
aspirations of minority entrepreneurs wanting to transition from home-based
business to brick-and-mortar retail. Seldon is committed to helping artisans overcome market-entry barriers, from getting business loans to paying rent and insurance. Co-op members pay a nominal rent for space to create and showcase their creations, and they benefit from fellow members’ experience and support. For more of the story, see page 5 of The SHAD Connection.
Downpayment Assistance Available
Greater Circle Living offers a $10,000 forgivable loan for down payment
and/or closing costs for the purchase of an owner-occupied home by
full-time employees and part time employees with 2 years of service
at an eligible nonprofit institution in Greater University Circle. Other programs
are available depending on your employer.
Greater Circle Living includes:
Click here for more information on Greater Circle Living.
Emergency Home Repairs for the Elderly on Tap in Latest Budget
When Cleveland City Councilman Blaine Griffin examines the neighborhoods in his
Ward 6 district, he has two major areas of concern.
“First and foremost, I’m always concerned for the health, safety and well-being of my constituents,” said Griffin.
Seems fair enough. And the second major concern?
“A close second to that is the state of homes for senior citizens who are living in isolation,” he explained. “So many of these houses need repairs, and we have to make sure that these are people who are able to age peacefully in their homes.”
Now, thanks to the City Council approving $1.3 million earlier this year for projects to help senior citizens make critical and emergency repairs to their homes, Griffin says the city is taking huge steps to ensure that elderly citizens won’t have to live in sub-par conditions. For more of the story, see page 3 of The SHAD Connection.
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