Book Title: Community Development in a Legacy City
Subtitle: The Cleveland Lab 1985 - 2010
Book Description: This retrospective describes and assesses Cleveland’s approach as a legacy city to neighborhood revitalization from the early 1980s to the subprime mortgage foreclosure crisis of 2008 and its immediate aftermath.
This retrospective will describe and assess Cleveland’s approach as a legacy city to neighborhood revitalization from the early 1980s to the subprime mortgage foreclosure crisis of 2008 and its immediate aftermath. The preconditions, strategy, leadership, staff, financing, program design and outcomes will be viewed through the lens of a public-private partnership to develop affordable housing and inclusive neighborhood place-making. Central to this effort was creating a system to support grass roots community development corporations and their revitalization efforts.
This is a participant observer view with all the strengths and weaknesses, not an academic study. The author was for 20 years the CEO of Neighborhood Progress Inc. a nationally recognized Foundation intermediary that was integral to the system described. The last two chapters assess the achievements and limitations of that system and conclude with the author’s suggestions for moving forward.
Community Development in a Legacy City by Eric Hoddersen is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.