Cleveland's Housing Court

Is it good for the community? The neighborhood? The block? These are the questions that drive decisions in one city’s housing court.

In most courtrooms the system is set up to reward or punish individuals – no one considers the impact of the decision on the larger community. But in Cleveland Housing Court, communities ravaged by abandoned and dilapidated buildings have the most at stake. If this court has a bias, it’s that it tends to support what’s good for community.

Thanks to David Holtzman

Full Story: Cleveland's Housing Court

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