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United Way of Greater Cleveland’s 2-1-1 Helplink Serves as An Anchor to a Community in Need, Marking National 2-1-1 Day with Nearly 200,000 Calls Handled Since the Covid-19 Pandemic Began

February 11, 2021

Cuyahoga County and United Way's 2-1-1 HelpLink partnered to open a dedicated COVID-19 Vaccination Information Line, available 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. every Monday – Friday, providing resources, referrals and assistance to seniors and others who wish to schedule and receive the vaccine CLEVELAND (February 11, 2021) – United Way of Greater Cleveland's 2-1-1 HelpLink marked […]

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Right To Counsel Prevented 93% of Cleveland Family Evictions in First Six Months of Program That Provides Low-Income Tenants With Free Legal Assistance

February 10, 2021

CLEVELAND: United Way and Legal Aid announced that Right to Counsel Cleveland’s (RTC) early results show 93% of those at risk of eviction and represented in Cleveland Housing Court by a Legal Aid attorney avoided an eviction or involuntary move between July – December 2020. In addition, more than $3.8 million of rent relief was distributed by CHN Housing Partners within Cleveland as a result of legal assistance provided to tenants, preserving landlords’ income.

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United Way of Greater Cleveland and NAACP Cleveland branch present 10-part series of Community Conversations about the Cleveland Consent Decree and Police Reform

January 29, 2021

First discussion led by retired Cleveland Judge Ronald Adrine with panelists instrumental to the implementation of the mandates identified in the 2015 Consent Decree. NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CLEVELAND (January 27, 2021) – The NAACP Cleveland Branch and United Way of Greater Cleveland today presented the first in a 10-part series of Community Conversations about the […]

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Cuyahoga County and United Way of Greater Cleveland 2-1-1 HelpLink Partner to Offer Dedicated Covid-19 Vaccination Information Line

January 22, 2021

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: In partnership with Cuyahoga County, United Way’s 2-1-1 HelpLink provides resources and referrals for seniors and others with specific severe chronic diseases who wish to schedule and receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Beginning Monday, Jan. 25, by calling 2-1-1 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., those eligible for phase 1b […]

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United Way of Greater Cleveland Welcomes New Board Member and Announces 2020-21 Board Leadership

September 15, 2020

CLEVELAND: United Way of Greater Cleveland today announced the results of its annual elections and named India Birdsong to its Board of Directors.

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United Way of Greater Cleveland Hosts Virtual Annual Meeting with Key Local and National Leaders to Discuss Recovery and Stabilization Plan for Community

September 11, 2020

United Way and its partners shed further light on the issues perpetuating the generational cycle of poverty in Greater Cleveland, including systemic racism.

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Sound of Ideas: Cleveland Launches Right-To-Counsel Program for Eviction Cases

June 30, 2020

The Right-to-Counsel initiative guarantees legal representation in eviction cases to low-income households with at least one child.

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Freshwater Cleveland: Government, nonprofits working to prevent wave of evictions in Cleveland

Cleveland Municipal Court’s Housing Court reopened last Monday, June 15, after a three-month moratorium on evictions, a tidal wave of evictions may be coming.

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WEWS Channel 5: $6.8 million on the way for Cuyahoga County rental help

June 26, 2020

By Kevin Barry CLEVELAND — Social distancing because of the coronavirus has affected many people in a variety of different ways but for renters who depend on a steady income to pay rent, those steps have created additional problems. “We still pay the rent, it’s just we’re very strapped,” said North Olmsted renter Julianne Schramm. […]

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