Upscale Homeowners Oppose Plan For Low-Income Housing

Owners of fancy new dream homes in Cleveland's poverty-stricken Hough neighborhood attempt to keep low-income housing out.
February 19, 2002, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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" The plan has heightened a conflict that has quietly simmered since middle- and upper-income people began building high-priced houses in Hough in the mid-1990s.They thought they were leading a renaissance, restoring a middle-class base to a community that crumbled after the 1960s race riots.But today, they're worried that the renaissance is in jeopardy. They question whether low-income, rental houses will lower property values and scare off other potential new residents."

Thanks to Alex Pagano

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Published on Monday, February 18, 2002 in The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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