Thanks to the local Department of Housing and Urban Development staff and Office Director Pamela Ashby for the certificate yesterday at my last Cuyahoga Affordable Housing Alliance meeting as Executive Director of NEOCH. CAHA started in the late 1990s by NEOCH, Cleveland Tenants Organization, Legal Aid Society, Alliance of HUD Tenants, HUD, City of Cleveland Community Development, CMHA, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, and Cuyahoga County Department of Senior of Adult Services. It was started to work to preserve and protect affordable housing. The goal was to assure that all groups were operating on the same page with the same information. It was an attempt to know before a property was lost to foreclosure, and then advocates could go about their work to bring publicity and mobilize coalitions.
I have had the honor to work to with Phil Star (CAHA Chair), Spencer Wells, Cleo Busby, Linda Warren, Peter Iskin, Scott Pollock, Marty Gelfand, two executive directors (Mike Foley and Mike Piepsny) from CTO and many others to keep this program going for years. I worked to schedule guests for the meeting every month. NEOCH is committed to continuing this group and is proud that CAHA serves 30 members on the first Monday of the month. Thanks to everyone for setting aside time every month to talk about affordable housing in our community.
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