Carl Stokes elected Mayor
Hough Area Development Corporation formed.
Commission on Catholic Community Action supports community organizing.
Detroit Shoreway Community Development established.
Congress passes the Community Development Block Grant program the leading source of federal funding for community development corporations and neighborhood projects.
Federal judge Frank Battisti orders the Cleveland School District to desegregate leading to mixed improvements in academic opportunities but contributing to massive white flight to the suburbs.
Congress creates Community Development Block Grant program.
Jimmy Carter elected President.
Community Reinvestment Act passed by Congress holding banks accountable for their mortgage lending activity.
Dennis Kucinich elected Mayor.
Cleveland Municipal loan default.
George Voinovich elected Mayor.
Cleveland Municipal Housing Court established by the Ohio General Assembly.
Cleveland Housing Network formed.
Ronald Reagan elected President.
Cleveland Tomorrow, a private civic organization made up of CEOs of the largest companies in the Cleveland area is created.
Reclaim America brings 600 demonstrators to the Chagrin Valley Hunt Club to protest neighborhood disinvestment. Action leads to a shift in support for community organizing by funders.
Richard Celeste elected Governor of Ohio.
Ohio legislature passes Housing receivership legislation allowing CDCs to repair abandoned properties.
Lexington Village Housing project in Hough – the first large scale development in Cleveland since the Stokes era.
The Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program is established by Congress.
Neighborhood Progress Inc. created.
Michael White elected as Mayor. Emphasis on new market rate housing construction at scale, Gateway Sports and Entertainment district, support for CDCs, and ending court ordered school desegregation.
George Voinovich elected as Ohio Governor
Shore Bank Cleveland established.
Village Capital incorporated as wholly owned subsidiary of NPI.
Bill Clinton elected President.
Congress passes Empowerment Zone initiative. Cleveland awarded a supplemental designation in 1994.
De-regulation of US banking industry with repeal of Glass-Steagall Act.
Congress passes the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (TANF) to “end welfare as we know it”
NPI and its CDC partners initiative a range of major projects beginning with Nehemiah Homes, the Fries and Schuele bloc, Dave’s Super Markets and redevelopment of the St. Lukes Hospital campus.
George W. Bush elected President.
Jane Campbell elected as Cleveland Mayor.
Greater Cleveland Partnership is formed through the merger of Cleveland Tomorrow, Greater Cleveland Growth Association, the Greater Cleveland Roundtable, and the Council of Smaller Enterprises.
Vacant Property Action Council formed.
Frank Jackson elected Cleveland mayor pledging to make city government work for those who have less.
Mortgage foreclosure crisis and the Great Recession.
The federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program established by Congress to restore housing markets through selective demolition and housing rehab.
Barak Obama is elected President.
Cuyahoga Land Bank is created.
Voters approve new Cuyahoga County governance structure with 11 County Council members and a Chief executive officer following the conviction of more than 3 dozen public officials and private contractors for public corruption.
Leadership transition at NPI.